Monday, May 30
On day 18 I wanted to try some strong black-background shots of the bebe. We started with a swaddle... The "insurance shot", ya know...
(The swaddle is "default setting" for Lucy: she is swaddled for nearly every nap, and all night. So during these first 30 days, anticipating a mini-photo session, I'd get her down to her diaper and then get her all swaddled and ready for lunch/nap. Then when she was good and asleep, she'd already be ready for her session!)
After the "insurance shot", a few of the ones I was envisioning-- Just baby and black:
I love the "almost waking up" squishy face!
But then my good girl went back to sleep:
And having accomplished my photo goal for the day, and my good sleeper still sleeping, and Noah not napping himself and pestering me to take pictures of him, too... I scrambled for a second setup. Reswaddled the bebe, in cream this time, added a wee bow, and grabbed the cool shag rug that is destined for Lucy's nursery eventually.
Then I cajoled and teased Noah into giving me the photos *I* wanted, not just the ones HE wanted.
Sibling Shots? Checked OFF the checklist! Woo hoo!!
(If I remember correctly, this was one of the few days I did Lucy's photos before Noah's nap time, so he was around and underfoot. He'd pass the time going in and out of the screen door of our sun room/makeshift studio room, trying to sneak sticks past me into the house [family rule: you can keep sticks, but they stay OUTSIDE.]... He'd come check on my progress, sing along to the Primary songs I was usually singing to keep Lucy and myself chilled out.... He'd whisper his questions to me in a sweet attempt to help me keep her asleep... He'd try to get me to agree to all kinds of things he wanted to do, probably detecting I was distracted... And for the most part he was pesky, but in the sweetest possible way. I kind of really enjoyed having him around on those few days.)
*(I am so sorry this 30-day thing is dragging out so long! Blah! I promise I'm working to get them all done and posted so we can move forward. Y'all are probably sick of the little lady, eh?)
Posted by Emily S. at 3:21 PM