With all the NATO hooplah coming to an end this last Monday, I was contacted last minute by Paul and Megan to take photos of their little one Liam. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find out they wanted to shoot at one of the bigger, but less well known parks in the city: Horner Park! As is the case with most family photography session on-location, both Paul and Megan were curious as to what they should bring. In reality, the answer i a lot simpler than most people think. When trying to do these baby photos on location, I try to blend a photojournalistic style with that of traditional portraits. So to achieve such a look, I tell parents to bring all the stuff they would normally bring if they were taking their child to park normally (blankets, balls, toys, etc). Here are the results:
When I’m shooting people, the most important part of the photo are the eyes. If the eyes are not in focus, the picture (regardless of how awesome the composition/pose is) won’t work. In this image, you’re able to see the reflection of myself AND little Liam’s parents in his baby blues.
Liam was literally ALL smiles during our shoot. Despite being a little chilly outside, he handled it like a champ.
That hair!!! Too cute. While some parents get a little funny when they see little strands sticking up during a photo session, Megan and Paul embraced Liam’s inner punk rocker 🙂
While I’d love to take credit for inducing such an awesome smile, riding a motorcycle tends to bring out the joy in everyone (especially if you’re one). Clearly, Liam has an awesome family.