Oh my goodness, what a handsome little man! Get a load of those big brown eyes. Little Edward will surely be a heartbreaker when he gets older. His mom, Adriana, came to me wanting to do some baby pictures, but she had a hard time landing on what theme to go with. She was not sure that she wanted to only do a seasonal shoot because she also wanted to mix a little bit of a “classic little boy” vibe as well. Culture is very important to her as well, so she also wanted to somehow incorporate her Russian heritage into one of the photographs too. Last but not least, she recently found a crocheted teddy bear bonnet that perfectly matched a teddy bear that Edward already had, so she was really hoping there would be some way for us to work that in.
With that laundry list of hopes, I could understand why she was struggling on deciding a theme! I told her not to fear–why not just do all them! She was over the moon ecstatic! She could not believe that she would be able to get all of those different ideas accomplished in one photo shoot. As the session was approaching, I assembled all the props and backdrops. It was time to get to work.
To the Studio & Beyond…
We started the session with the classic little boy theme inspired by Pixar’s Toy Story. Walls painted with pillowy, white clouds, classic toys such as Mr. Potato Head and Candy Land, and Woody and Buzz Lightyear perfected the whole set. Mom loved the theme! She has been a fan of this series since they first came out. Donning a cute, blue plaid shirt and jeans, Edward looked the part of the little boy playing with his toys in his room. Staying in the same plaid outfit, we got the picture of Edward in his bear bonnet sitting in a rocker with his teddy bear!
Taking advantage of a wardrobe change, we decided to get a picture of Edward in just his diaper sitting in a basket with a flower shop backdrop. Judging by his smile, he loved it! Keeping with flowers, we got to take some autumn themed photos using a crate filled with orange flowers and having Edward wear an accompanying bonnet. We also took some Valentine’s Day photos with Edward dressed in an adorable sweater vest with red roses galore! The last thing we wanted to capture was a shot that paid homage to Mom’s Russian heritage. We decided to use a set of nesting dolls with Edward being wrapped in a shawl as the largest of the dolls. Mom loved how every shot turned out and could not have been more pleased with how the session as a whole turned out. What a fun session to do for such a wonderful little boy!