In my opinion Laila is the perfect age to photograph. Children her age(17 months) are very difficult to pose but as a professional photographer you have to be ready to capture the innocence. Her parents, Crista and Byran called me and wanted to participate in the CT Children’s Medical Center fundraiser I was having last month. Thanks for your support!
Sometimes I like to use loveys in a portrait because it can add a personal touch and feeling to the image. Laila has a cute lovey called “Jelly Cat”. When Laila is grown, she will look back at these portraits and remember her “Jelly Cat” and the love she shared with him. When we started to photograph she felt safe holding him and it made my job easier. Then I introduced her to my lovey, “silly bear”. I’ve owned my bear since I began photographing children way back in the 80’s! Wow, she has lasted a long time and still looks good for her age, don’t you think?!
I love images of the back of children. This one is so delicious because of her baby curls. Enjoy the portraits!