All Grown Up at 6 Months Old

November 11, 2013  •  1 Comment

So Part 2 of my double feature last weekend included tons of baby kisses and squishes with Larith.

And while I've been known to receive a photo of this little bugger taken somewhere in my home, the last time I had the pleasure of lovin' on him was when I did his newborn session at just 7 days old.

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Let's just start with a photo from back then.  I've taken the opportunity to make some new edits so what do you think?  A total heartbreaker right?

After getting sufficient baby smooches we got down to work.

So, what went wrong

  1. While taking the time to set up my backdrop near the window with the best morning light it, the light was still all wrong bright on one side and dark on the other.
  2. Tried adding light to fill the other size but didn't do so well.
  3. Because of the above, I kept moving Larith to different positions that were providing awkward  and messy backdrops.
  4. Also caused me to forgot my beloved 50mm for my 28-135 so I had enough room to maneuver.

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I got to the point where I was so frustrated I let Larith's father and grandmother know that I wasn't so sure I was going to get any keepers at all.

What went right?

  1. A totally happy baby.  This kid is just so cool, he didn't care how we dressed him or move him around.
  2. Having a few props and outfits to choose from helped to get a bunch of different shots.
  3. Dad and Grandma who enjoy the process, help when needed but don't interfere and trust me to do what I do.
  4. Due to the backdrop mess I got to practice a little Photoshop skills. Went a little nuts with the skin smoothing but it overall turned out cute:

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Luckily, I am starting a new 4 week session with The Denver School of Photography tomorrow and it promised to include lighting!!!

In the end I actually wound up with a bunch of really cute shots.

Here is one final one that will capture your heart..

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MaryAnn R(non-registered)
These are wonderful. I'm a fan ! He's gorgeous, you are awesome !
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