babies are delightful!

I absolutely love babies.
There is no doubt about that.
I mean, I AM a Grammy, right?

One thing I enjoy when I'm looking through the lens of my camera is seeing babies! 
However, I will admit that while patience has not always been my strong suit, it is a characteristic that one must possess to capture those sweet baby moments.  I have had to learn to be patient when photographing babies and young children and more importantly, try to project patience to the parents.

Of course we all love to see happy babies.  As a photographer, it is satisfying to capture that perfect smile, that sparkle in their eyes.

AND there are other times that capturing the complete opposite of a happy smile is just as memorable of a moment. This one of Baby Claire is one of my favorite shots of this session....and it was a favorite of her parents' too! What a fun memory her cute little temper will be for them to look back on (although I have a feeling her cute little temper may last awhile). :)

Sometimes, it's a detail...everyone loves baby feet, right!?

I happen to love this shot for the lighting. It is a favorite of mine and portrays such a strong emotion of peace and quiet. The perfectly sweet baby moment laying in daddy's hands. 

Sometimes a shot just "happens". I must say I was ecstatic when I discovered this gem on my camera. It was "THE MOMENT" we were trying to freeze in time. Daddy's favorite horse and Daddy's favorite baby girl. Could there be another more awesome shot?  No, it's not perfectly exposed or composed, but I have no doubt that this image will be an all time favorite photo of this family.

THAT is why I will continue to work on my patience when it comes to working with babies and their parents. It's worth every minute it takes to wait for a baby to calm down, move to another location, change clothes (and diapers!), and very importantly, ease the parents so they know I want to take the time to ensure we capture the moments!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous photos Kim!! LOVING that horse one!!!

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