Studio Session – Baby Payton & Arnold
What’s better than working with children and animals? Working with a baby girl and her Bulldog big brother 🙂
When Miss Payton’s mum asked if their 4-year-old British Bulldog could be in some of the pictures I couldn’t wait to say yes. Anyone who knows me knows I love the squishy-faced breeds. Remember the Pugs from the cake smash!
Whilst mum was feeding Payton I couldn’t resist getting a few pictures of Arnold. That’s 30 odd kilos of pure love right there! He was such a good boy as well as being gorgeous to boot.
Baby In A Bucket
The safety of the newborn is always my first concern and if Arnold had reacted badly to the studio environment or anything felt off I would have taken a picture of him and the baby separately and then merged the images together in post-production.
I needn’t have worried though, Arnold absolutely doted on his hooman baby sister.
Look how proud he is. Grandma, who came to take Arnold home after his modeling duties was more concerned that I’d put Miss Payton in a bucket! But was reassured once I showed her that it had been designed specifically as a newborn prop and was filled with posing aids to support her.
Mum loved the bucket shots I have online and I had a second one lined up if Miss Payton stayed asleep.
Baby Makes A Family
Even if parents don’t want a traditional portrait with them in it is as well I always try and politely insist on this one.
It flatters everyone and shows the connection of the new family unit. I just love it 🙂
This family was all gorgeous and mum looked incredible considering she’d had a C-section 12 days earlier!
Finally being out of lockdown meant I could use some of the new wraps, backdrops, florals, and headbands I had been investing in whilst not able to shoot.
Isn’t she just beautiful? She had perfect rosebud lips and long strawberry blonde eyelashes to die for.
Payton did really well at staying asleep through most of her session, allowing me to capture images like this.
She woke up shortly after this before I could do my 2nd bucket pose (that really requires an asleep baby) and no amount of milk or comforting was going to change her mind at this point so we moved onto my baby mugshots that require an awake baby anyway.
She pulled some cracking expressions that were really cute as well as a full-blown cry out that I captured as well!
But this one cracks me up the most – man she looks so angry with me!!
Payton was the most amazing first newborn back in the studio after lockdown. I was very happy editing her gallery. But I knew mum had wanted that second bucket shot. So I took one of Payton’s sleeping images and put her in a hot air balloon instead.
Up, up, and away beautiful girl.