It was time for Kinsley’s 9 month photos (Oh how the months have flown by) and mommy had a plan. She came prepared with toys, stuffed animals and books. Kinsley was now sitting up and crawling around so it would be a bit more difficult to photograph her.
We decided on a white seamless background to eliminate any distractions but also because we knew Kinsley would be moving around and we didn’t want to worry about the background placement. We discovered pretty quickly that Kinsley just loved to crawl. We’d put her in position, and she’d crawl away almost as quickly as she was placed on the center of the floor.
We thought we’d try bringing in some toys and her favorite lounge chair. On any other day, she would just veg on her chair and wouldn’t move for a while, but on this day, she would hardly stay still when she was positioned on the floor. It was a matter of timing, but we managed to get a few quick shots, before Kinsley was out of frame.
We decided to try something different. Kinsley seemed to enjoy playing with a storage container that we had in the studio. It was furry, it was bright, and it was just the right size for her to hold herself up. We moved the piece into the center of the frame and placed Kinsley next to it. We got the same results: Kinsley crawled away. It was time to think outside the box (excuse the pun): we placed Kinsley inside the box and it worked. At least for a few minutes.
From there, we used different toys, and were able to keep Kinsley entertained a few minutes at a time. One item was used as a distraction and when her interest waned, we moved onto the next item.
Eventually Kinsley had enough, but even her momentary meltdown produced a nice trio of images.
We finished up with Kinsley’s favorite books. They went in her mouth, got tossed around, and eventually were just a curious oddity for her.
It’s been a number of years since I’ve had a baby around, but was reminded of just how cute they can be. They are curious, emotional, and full of life. The changes happen so quickly and they grow up in the blink of an eye. We can help capture those moments in time, and preserve the memories of your little cuties. Give us a call to schedule your session.