Category Archives: child portraits
There is a saying, the cobbler’s children have no shoes. This is often the case for photographers as well. I admit that I have to make a conscious effort to photograph my own son since, as a pro photographer, the last thing I want to do on my time off is take pictures. We have a few non-professional cameras around the house and I often use those for snapshots since my pro gear is usually packed safely away from toddlers hands. Cole’s first birthday was a couple of weeks ago so we wanted to do a shoot to commemorate it and we were planning to go to my studio. Well, last weekend we decided to go for a hike at Split Rock in the Mohonk Preserve with Cole so I decided to pack the big guns to take some outdoor photos instead. It turned out to be a fun albeit relatively short shot. The hardest part was picking out the best ones since he’s so darn cute in all of them. Below are a few of my favorites from the trip, I hope they make you smile.
Cole is now six months old and in the past few weeks has been able to sit up on his own, which makes taking his picture much easier. Rolling around on the floor with the camera is a bit uncomfortable, but I’ll do what I have to do to get the shot. He’s also developing quite the little personality which I think comes through in these pictures.
Heather wanted some photos of her eighteen month old son Fiorello in the Matador costume that his nonna made for him for Halloween so we set up a studio shoot. Overall he was very cooperative and we got some great shots out of it. Fio was a natural.
note: no bulls were harmed in the making of these photos.