Taking photos of newborns are hard, but babies older than two weeks are even harder. By the time they're two weeks, they no longer sleep while you're photographing them. My nephew Luc was born on March 21, 2017. Sadly, I was on travel and didn't have the opportunity to take photos of him until he was almost three weeks old. We did the shoot for Baby Luc around 4pm and by that time we were losing light in the apartment. The lack of light and a moving baby was challenging, but
Adeline's mother (my sister) and I planned for a full photo shoot. It was going to be a “Mommy and Me” shoot; we had the location picked out and the clothes ready to go. Well…like André 3000 said, "you can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict weather.” After all the sunny and warm days this winter, on the day we scheduled the photo shoot it was 20 degrees. Since she’s only 17 months we couldn’t possibly subject her to brutal weather for the sake of photos. Instead, I s
Not long ago I picked up a Contax N1 (35mm) and a lovely Carl Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 Planar lens. The Contax N1 itself was easy to find, the 50mm lens was not. I had to scour the internet for weeks before I could snag one. I chose this combination because I wanted to "test drive" the Contax and Carl Zeiss lens combo without breaking the bank. I definitely have my eye on a Contax 645 and the 80mm prime, but until then, this will do nicely.
The pictures above are the first portrait