The greatest type of clients are those that come from referrals. It was with great surprise and pleasure that I was recently contacted by friends of Micah and Amanda to see if I would be interested in shooting photos of their baby boy, Ryder. Babies are an interesting subject to shoot because, depending on the age of the child, they're pretty much impossible to give directions. With kids and adults, you can ask them to turn to one direction or another, or let them know that their smile looks fake, and they'll react. With a baby, you can make odd noises and jingle your keys and hope that they smile (and that they didn't fart in the process).
The shoot started out with me getting lost. I can't really follow directions too well, so I drove up and down their street for a few minutes before finally figuring out that their house was on the backside of their development. If they had told me to look for the Steelers gnome, I would have found it in a heart beat!
It was nice to find some fellow Pittsburgh fans, and once I found that out, I decided that we had to work that into the shoot! Thankfully, Ryder's father Jeremy had no shortage of Pittsburgh-related apparel.
Katie and Jeremy had done a little research, and knew a few styles of shots that they wanted to go for, so they had plenty of props on hand (I always love it when clients do that) and overall the shoot was a ton of fun!
I'll update this post once the family has had a chance to see all of the photos, but if you'd like to see more, there will be a few more at the bottom of this post. If you would like to book me for a baby shoot, just click on "Contact Zach" in the top right-hand corner of any page and let me know!