Today, treat yourself to another guest post from my social media maven Sam! We just did another session with Miss Ellie:
Lisa doesn’t normally do a lot of 3-month sessions – something I missed in my sleep-deprived state when we were discussing our timeline. A lot of babies are still pretty cross-eyed and have difficulty focusing at this age. But, as she put it to me, she was excited for the challenge and we could “muddle through it together.”
There wasn’t a lot of muddling involved! We decided to come in mid-morning, since Ellie would be awake and still happy for the day.
I had used Pinterest to make a board of shots I liked that we could probably do with a 3-month-old. I didn’t have nearly as many ideas or preferences as when I was prepping for our newborn shoot (sleep deprivation again, for the win). I did know that I wanted some unique shots of the three of us, and of each of us with the baby.
I emailed Lisa photos of our outfits to check they matched well. Per Lisa, shades of the same color are usually the way to go with a family shoot. Old Navy was a good affordable option to find matching clothes.
Either way, she obviously has no problem being in front of the camera…
We brought much less stuff than with the newborn shoot – a couple of textured blankets and some visually interesting toys.
The key things that made this 3-month shoot successful were the fact that Ellie could focus her eyes, mimic faces, and smile. She’s pretty happy lying on her back (which made a lot more sense than struggling to prop her up.) And Lisa’s fave part of this particular age group is the chance to show to the real bond between babies and their parents 🙂