My family is swelling with joy over the new addition — Andrew E. Ables. He was named after my grandfather, and this little bundle of joy came into our life on Palm Sunday which makes him that more special to us all.
I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take his first pictures, and with the help of the family the pictures turned out amazing!!
We catch some amazing shots with his eye open too, and that was magic that we had to patiently wait to happen.
My dad did such a great job multi-tasking! He was over the lighting but he also made sure he stepped in to fix little Andrew’s hair when necessary.
The hardest part of the shoot was getting Andrew’s big brother to get in on the action! Ro preferred chilling with his best friend, granny, and try to work with the cameras behind the scene. I still got a good shot of him. 🙂
Things to know when shooting an infant:
- Keep the room extremely warm! If you want to take those cute shots with the baby naked and sleep, remember the easiest path to wake them up is a cold room.
- Make sure the baby is milk wasted! Most babies will allow you to move them however you want, as long as, they are good and full.
- Have a team! If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an army to get a good photo. I made sure I had someone backing me up with my cameras, moving the lights, positioning the baby and of course feeding him when he started to get a little cranky.