Baby Evie’s Photo Shoot
We had so much fun at sweet baby girl, Evie’s recent toddler photo shoot to celebrate her first 5 months Earth-side!
Together with Evie’s mum, I prepared a really pretty, girly theme for this portrait session; incorporating some beautiful hand-knitted baby rompers, bonnets and florals. (Evie’s dad thought she looked hilarious in her vintage-styled outfits, but agreed she was ridiculously cute at the same time!)
When I photograph older babies and toddlers, I prefer to use natural, window light, as little one’s usually find this less intimidating. Also babies of this age usually only give a limited amount of time (before they get bored/need a feed/want to sleep) to photograph them, so I always find it’s best to pick up the camera as quickly as possible. I don’t ever want to miss any of their beautiful little smiles and quirky, little facial expressions!
During my baby and toddler photography sessions, I aim to use a variety of different outfits, props and headwear, but always with the understanding that most babies have a limited tolerance for costume changes, and I never like to push my luck! (I don’t want to make my littlest friends cry!).
It’s nice to keep colours cohesive and add interest with different layers and textures. It also keeps things interesting for baby! (they always LOVE the flowers and curly blankets!)
I always encourage mum and dad to jump in for a quick photo or two as well. Most of us don’t appear in enough photos with our children, especially photos that we love. So instead, I love it when my families take the opportunity to update the family photos, because it’s always the case that these become our most treasured photographs and memories.
Evie’s 5-month photography session was delightful and I simply adore her photographs. Thanks again to Evie’s mum and dad for choosing me to be their family photographer! x
Rebecca Bowman Photography is a boutique studio based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, NSW. Rebecca focusses on maternity, newborn, baby and family photography and specialises in beach sessions and studio maternity and newborn sessions. Rebecca’s clients travel from all over Sydney and outdoor sessions are available throughout the Northern Beaches and beyond.