As you know, I am not much of a prop user. I prefer to focus mostly on my subject, without the use of too many eye catching items scattered in the scene. This buggy, I had to have. I purchased this prop about 2 years ago at a little market here in town. Even though the price was quite steep, I knew it was worth the investment. A bouncing baby boy in a 1930’s carriage made by Heywood-Wakefield. A beautiful prop for the most cherished infant portraits.
Baby “L” is the son of an antique lover. So how fitting would it be to use this for his 6 month session! It really does look like it was taken way back in the 30s!
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas and New Years. . .Introducing 7 days new. . . Gracie ~
The gift of photography is a wonderful thing to receive on any day, but when it means I get to meet family members for the first time, it really is a gift for me too. I had been seeing pictures of these beautiful babies on gramma’s facebook (gramma is my cousin!!). So I knew I was in for a treat.
We spent the first part of the session outside so big sister could rid herself of some car seat energy 🙂 What a great opportunity to capture her doing what a two year old does. Love that age. Little sister was happy and content being in mama’s arms, her eyes big, as she watched her sister run around and play. If you were to zoom in on the photo of her on her mommy’s shoulder, you would see me there 🙂 The catchlights from the open blue sky are so crisp and clear.
We then went back to my studio, and put the “fancy dresses” on 🙂 I got to use my newly purchased (just that morning in fact) 1920’s buggy, which was great. The greens in her dress matched perfectly!
We got some great images of some happy little girls and their beautiful parents, images that will be passed down to the girls and their children and grandchildren, because mommy was smart enough to purchase prints to put up on display. 🙂 Ummm, I would love to see a photo of what she does with those prints someday soon!! 🙂
This little sweetie comes to see me every three months, and it really is the best thing ever, to be able to watch her grow up in front of my camera. And for her to be fully sitting already!! She is already halfway to toddler hood!! 🙂 Such a big girl!! I was lucky enough to be able to do the same for her big brother as well, and who knows. . . maybe there will be a third?? 🙂 Ahhh well, one can hope!