Sunday, 19 December 2010

Lauren's First Postcards

My niece Alison was expecting her first child this fall and I wanted to get her baby's "first postcards". I was able to take some pregnancy shots on a trip home and later some more of Lauren on another trip home.

I had arranged to use a local photographer's studio to do these shots, but I wasn't able to reach him on the day of the shoot (nor at any time thereafter), so we had to make an impromptu studio in Aaron and Allison's basement. Instead of nice, bright studio lights, I made do with my small Speedights.

My first series focused on Allison's pregnancy so the shots are of her, her belly, and Aaron. I much prefer black and white for these compositions, but colour can work nicely as well.

Lauren -13

Here is a short slide show of the best shots from this shoot.

Last week I flew up to St. John's to drive back to Halifax with Blair following his final exams. While I was there, I was able to get in a short session with Lauren and her parents. Even though I didn't have much time, I'm pretty happy to have been able to get shots of Lauren on her first Christmas. Here is one of her under the tree.

Here is another of her and her parents.

The rest of the photos are in this slide show.

Between Lauren and Zoey, I have lots of subjects to shoot as they grow!

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