Henry James | 25 months
My baby boy is growing up so fast! He’s still a tiny small-fry, but has moved up from the 1st percentile to the 6th percentile for height. He turned two last month and is due for yet another hair cut to keep those front hairs out of his eyes.
He’s pretty much the epitome of a rough and tumble little boy and is definitely my busiest child. He constantly keeps me on my toes. If I forget to lock the deadbolt on the door to the garage, I’ll find him out there wearing a pair of his big brother’s soccer cleats and his bike helmet. I think he’d live in the backyard if I let him.
We just took the rail off his crib and said goodbye to the pacifiers. I thought ditching the paci at night was going to be an issue, but he’s slept two nights perfectly (knock on wood!). Nap time is a different story. He used to go down without a peep whenever I told him it was time – as long as he had his blankies and a paci, I’d close the door and he’d be down for at least 2 hours. Now he cries for about 30-40 minutes and I have to stay in there with him until he falls asleep. I hoping this is just a temporary transition.
I recently invested in a studio light (an Einstein and 86″ PLM) and I set it up for the first time the other night. I shot these photos of Henry using the light on a super grey and cloudy day and am pretty pleased with the results.
I took the photos of my son, Sam, below when it was completely dark outside right after he came home from ballet. I’ll still have to play around with it as the only light source in my studio as I prefer having the fill light from the windows (the wall goes very grey with no fill light), but at least now I can get some shots of my older two kids any time of day. Since they are both in school now, I feel like I have NO recent photos of them.
If you have no recent photos of your kids, PLEASE bring them to my studio and let’s capture this moment. This moment before they loose their first teeth, as she’s learning to take her first steps, this moment as she’s changing from a little girl into a tween. It happens in the blink of an eye!