It’s been a while since I’ve written. December? (Gosh, I hope I remember how to use a keyboard!)
I really don’t have an excuse, other than Christmas, making paintings for gifts, New Years, start of a new semester, taxes (curse them), an engagement (Yes, I’m getting married!!), and the like.
You know, the usual.
But exciting things are happening, and I’m loving every photo session and opportunity I’ve had with LMB Visual Creations so far in 2014.
A couple recent sessions in particular come to mind, and they featured two very small people.
Teeny, tiny, little people—3-month-old Eve, and 6-month-old Nash.
Eve is a precious little gem. So sweet and innocent.
And very patient.
Eve went through about three outfit changes and several sets of props during our photo session, and handled it like a pro.
Mom and Dad’s silly sounds and faces inspired many toothless grins, but after several shots, hunger and sleepiness overcame her.
The smile faded.
Lips curled to a frown.
The eyes swelled.
Here comes the cry.
This may sound frustrating to a photographer, but it actually worked perfectly!
Eve was a trooper long enough to get several great shots with each set up. And when she decided this wasn’t fun anymore, Mom and Dad would pick her up, hold her, soothe her, and calm her back to a happy state.
This presented a perfect opportunity to change backgrounds, add different props, and when Eve was ready to go again, we took more photos.
A rhythmic cycle of baby cries and camera clicks.
And the photos turned out beautifully—soft, delicate, and lovely, just like Eve.
Nash, my little 6-month-old stud, was a different story.
Nash didn’t cry once.
He also hardly cracked a smile.
In fact, he scowled.
I’ve never seen such intense expressions in a 6-month-old baby. It was absolutely hilarious!
I often wondered what was going through his head during our session. After all, faces like that had to have some thought behind them.
“So, you really think you can keep me from taking a nap, not feed me, and expect me to be happy about a complete stranger snapping this big black clicking box in my face? You’ll have to work harder than that!”
Mom, Dad, and Big Brother did the absolute best they could to get him to smile, and it took time.
Eventually, it came.
But not before some curiosity.
What a great kid.
They both were.
What a fun and enjoyable experience with two teeny, tiny, little people. I miss them already!