During these cold northern winters, I am sure glad to have my mobile studio! Even in the cold, outdoor sessions can be fun and beautiful, but with one year olds warm tends to be best! So I brought my mobile studio to this beautiful family's home in Springfield, New Jersey to get some sweet shots of their handsome little guy before his first hair cut!
Traditionally, for the first haircut, baby's head is completely shaved. Well mama needed some photos of those GORGEOUS locks before they were gone! And what a sweetie! Oh my goodness! Those eyes! Those sweet little waves of hair! Ugh! My job is the best!
Mom had the CUTEST little outfit ready to go for this little man. He looked like he was ready to close some deals! And his serious faces! Gah!
The little guy and I got along great! I mean I let him play with his favorite toys--why wouldn't he like me? He got to show off his cool drums, his gator, his bike--even daddy's phone and the ceiling fan remote!
Mom and dad were surprised that he took so well to me as he's been going through some major stranger danger anxieties. I guess my giant camera and I appear non-threatening to a little 15 month old...??? :-) Haha but no seriously--don't let shyness or stranger anxieties that your child might have prevent you from booking a session. Being fairly introverted myself, I sort of love getting to encourage little ones out of their shells for some fun! And I seem to have a decent knack for it too!
I was getting all sorts of adorable serious faces but mom knew exactly the trick for some giggles and smiles--a dance! Poor mama must've done this special dance a dozen times, but it worked like a charm! Giggles and smiles every. single. time.
The session was, of course, the day of the time change, so it threw the poor guy off his game a bit. By the end, boy was he ready for a nap!
I adore this family and can't wait to work with them again in the fall for some beautiful outdoor portraits at the nearby park!