Meet Eleanor… cutest baby in the world! I decided to post some of her images because a) she’s cute, b) she’s one of my wedding couple’s baby and c) it turns out she’s the perfect age to shoot! I’m often asked what the perfect age is to take baby photos. Newborns are awesome, but the often have cradle cap (visible crud on their skull) or milia (baby acne) or the new parents are so overwhelmed that adding anything into their sleepless schedule is too daunting (even if I do come to their home!). A lot of parents want to document their child’s first birthday, which is great (makes for awesome cake eating photos), but by then your baby is off to the races and doesn’t exactly sit still for more than five seconds.
So, if turns out that the perfect time to schedule professional baby photos is that little window of time between when your baby learns to sit up, but hasn’t mastered crawling. They’re pleased as punch to show off their new sitting skills and basically, they’re stuck! Maybe it was just the incredibly happy Eleanor, but she was easy to keep engaged and happy to play, all the while in her seated position! Here are a few of my favorite shots.