Welcome to the world, little Hunter! Baby Hunter came to see me at 17 days new with his mom, dad, and big sisters, Harper and Natalie.
His dad is a woodland firefighter and his mom wanted to incorporate his gear into an image with baby Hunter, like they did with his big sister, Harper. I chose a dark wood backdrop for this image to depart from my normal white and airy aesthetic and to make it feel more woodsy. I had initially wanted to place him on his tummy laying across the helmet, but at 17 days old Hunter was NOT having any part of that! He was perfectly happy being swaddled, though, and my assistant and I did this potato sack pose instead, resting him upright inside the helmet and leaning him against dad’s backpack.
Look at that red hair!
Big sister Harper was just 17 months during our session and she did pretty well for a baby/toddler – much better then my own 20-month-old toddler would have done! I tried to work quickly and managed to capture a few with her looking at the camera and smiling.
I put the sisters in matching crochet-top dresses I picked up awhile back from Pretty in Paint. With mom’s lacy top and Hunter swaddled in a cream fabric, it all pulled together nicely.
We finished the session with some images on a black backdrop. Mom requested this foot shot below with baby’s feet held in the parents hands. It’s definitely a favorite from their session.
And mom chose this black and white image below to turn into a canvas.