This past week I was in Miami and had the pleasure of doing another photos shoot of with Osena. It is always so amazing to see the progression from newborn to toddler. The first time I met Osena she was totally asleep and now she is bouncing off the walls. Her mom affectionately refers to her now as her “little rascal”.
Newborn safety is something I care a lot about. I’ve done tons of research but just to make sure I was dotting all my i’s and crossing all my t’s, I took a course to get certified in newborn photography safety through AANPS.
Here’s my little cheat sheet I put together on what to look out for. This is general and does not include much on posing. Luckily since I don’t do posing my approach is very safe. I’m simply there to document natural moments. If you choose to go with a photographer who does poses I suggest reading up on it.
I. Can't. Even.
Every time baby Jackson saw his Great Grammy's walker he would grab it and start practicing. He's 9 months and she is 87 years.
Grammy was thrilled to help Jackson because he is her first great grandson and in her words "he is the perfect baby".
I feel so privileged to have caught such a moment. I know Jackson's mother and his Mimi will both cherish this for years to come.
It's been AWHILE since I've written a blog post but rather than just share all of my photos on social media I've decided to start sharing them again here.
Here are some adorable photos I took of my nephew this Fourth of July:
Some things change. Some things stay the same...
Her majesty Queen Crocus has arrived:
Little white flowers peek through the bricks. Queen Crocus starts to get sleepy and closes up about an hour or so later. Isn't it amazing how flowers actually MOVE throughout the day. I never realized just how animated plants and flowers are until I saw Louie Schwartzberg's "Flowers -- Moving Art".
You know Spring has come not just by the arrival of flowers but also that feeling of the warm air brushing by your cheekbones. The smell of the earth thawing. The streams of melted frost running down the streets.
Cattail fluff by the Lake and Mother Mary in her flowering garden:
Budding branches by the Lake:
The Easter decorations are out!
Even Cleopatra is getting her Spring fling on: