Jacksonville, Oregon on a Sunday
Soo, I was really a bit nervous going into this shoot…even though Isaac, Sunni and Emerson are my family. I was a little nervous because I don’t really consider photographing babies one of my stronger suits. I see so many images of babies wrapped up in blankets, suspended in midair, in buckets, with flowers, on dogs, all tucked up like cute little bugs…and while I appreciate those images, it’s not me nor is it in me to do these things…and it’s what so many parents seem to want. Who am I to take this sweet little baby and photograph him in my rebel way? And what would that look like anyhow? I’m all about flinging hair, motion, and a bit of edginess. So, on my way to their home yesterday morning, I had a lot on my mind when I decided to let it go and just let it be. I gave it all up to Emerson and let him be his little self. Instead of molding him and his parents into something, I just let them be. Consequently, there’s a little humor here and some tender moments…Emerson directed our shoot and he did a most excellent job of it.
One more thing…a baby has the power to make us be in the moment. They have a magical way of making the world slow down…so much, in fact, that I was able to really see the little things that matter…things that say “there’s someone here who is more important than taking down a month old birthday banner, or filling out a to do list.” The really good stuff is hidden in the shadows, in the whispers and the nuances.
love these images….freekin awesome stuff <3
xoxo…you’re the best!
These are incredible. Love every photo and every one of you. XOXO
These are incredible. Maybe the best baby photos I’ve seen. Beautiful.
Simon…appreciate your support and thoughtful words. 🙂
I love these photos Louise! And I am the one who usually does the babies in baskets thing. I try to encourage clients to a lifestyle shots but not that many are keen for many reasons. I love how you captured emotions there and their beautiful house decor!
Thank you so much Joanna! I love your work so much…and you do “baskets” beautifully! I tried it and it was so unnatural for me that it looked horrible. And yes, it’s what most parents want so I ended up just staying away from infant/baby portraits. We’ll see how my style goes…I may never get another call to do another infant photo shoot. LOL Thanks very much for your support xoxo
such a nice compliment…thank you very much Sophie