I needed a few quick photos of baby girl - she is growing up!! Instead of spending a bunch of time preparing to photograph her, making sure everything was perfect, she was in the perfect new outfit, complete with headscarf and pointe shoes, hair just so and ducks all in a row -- I made do. I made do with what she was already wearing (just a onesie!), the light from the window and the blanket on my bed. From start to finish, this photoshoot took 5 minutes.
Hi baby girl!
3. Here is a better shot using the lens cap technique (see photo below). Her chin is still tilted a little too far up, but this is far better than our first photo. ....and 5 minutes is up. I have 5-10 great photos and about 15 throwaways. Baby is still happy, there is nothing to clean up and I feel like I have "captured" this stage with the way she grabs and eats everything around her, the way that clump of hair falls across her forehead, the chubby thighs, forearms and cheeks and of course the variety of grins from full on HAPPY in the top photo to this sweet little grin below.