Baby as Prop

My sister has an amazing eye when it comes to taking pictures of children. She catches them in the most expressive poses, with one click of a shutter capturing the essence of their forming personalities. Whenever I grab my camera, I breathe deep and channel her vision, resisting the urge to ask for “Cheese” and trying to become invisible.

For my birthday, a few weeks before Sophie was born, she gave me the most amazing baby photo book, written by Me Ra Koh. It is chock full of great shot ideas for your baby’s first year of life.

I have graet plans for this book. For quiet and peaceful sessions alone with Sophie on sunlit mornings. We’ll be capturing gummy smiles, angry cries, and many other important first year milestones. Stay tuned. It should happen any day.

Jack and Juju with SophieBut for now, the majority of my shots feature Baby Sophie as a prop for her big siblings’ love and antics. They are the stars of her photo sessions. But how can I resist their little faces so filled with love and pride for that baby they so claimed they didn’t want?

Big brother feeding babyAnd until then, little Sophie remains a much beloved photo prop.

Happy Wordful, Wordless, Five Minutes Wordless, and Way-back wednesday.

2 Responses to Baby as Prop

  1. I saw the most adorable photo of a newborn baby asleep inside a Christmas stocking with it’s little head peeking out–Ann Geddes-style. Very cute idea you might want to try. The question is, how do you wrangle her in and then get her to sleep?

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