Brooklyn Newborn + Family Portrait Session
This week, on our studio news, I’d like to talk about a little dude, named Easton.
Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly :). We like animals, we like pets. Both before and after we got married, Angela and I used to have pets… dogs, parrots, and fish and all required lots of time and TLC. We now have four kids, so no time for pets. In our studio, we welcome pets, however, few things we need to consider before pets come in. First, pet owners need to be able to control the pet while not being photographed. Second, once we are done with 4 legged family member, it’s better to take the one into the carrier or walk in the park for a few hrs. Last, but not least, we need to consider the next clients (are they allergic to animals?), do we have time between the current session and the next to clean with hydrogen peroxide such as Lysol. It seems like a “line” but it’s the reality, we aren’t just about photographing and making a living, we care about the safety of the children, and adults and of course quality of the final product.
Easton came with his parents and family best friend. As with all of our newborn sessions, parents choose a package that best suits their needs. Based on that information, we schedule the session with adequate time and a little bit of buffer in case we need it. Based on that information, we formulate the plan, and the workflow of the session and modify/improvise if need be. Even at a young age, such as 11 days or so, babies choose which poses they want or don’t want to do.
We started out with the famous froggy pose. It typically dictates how the session would go. Being one of the hardest poses, if the baby does do the froggy, chances are little one in other poses as well.
…and froggy we got.
After a series of images on this backdrop, we changed it up and moved on.
Easton was doing a great job and an angelic inspiration came over… we got this pose and love the results that we were able to capture.
As good as he was, there were moments during the session when sleeping was far from his mind, but being very contempt, we managed to proceed and capture images with open eyes
From then on, we changed the background and began incorporating additional accessories 🙂 such as his best friend.
The Creative Prop Scene which was chosen by the parents was Easton in the bed with his guard protecting him.
We finished the session with a family picture, where everyone, all four members of the family were photographed
No such thing as a perfect session, like many there are some challenges and often it is a child’s temperament. We, the parents and photography/post-production crew, together overcame the challenges and were able to deliver a wonderful selection of images to be shared and treasured for years to come.