The always smiling Matthew!!! Until now, I had photographed newborns, 3 months, even 9 months and 1 year. Somehow I had never had a 6 month photo shoot. After, I think it is my very favorite age to shoot.
Matthew is an absolute delight. He loves to smile, laugh, smile, drool, smile, roll over, and smile. He smiled for his entire session. It was so easy all I had to do was say his name or shake the rattle so his eyes would look at the camera and shoot away. And those eyes... Those gorgeous, piercing, beautiful eyes.
The only challenge during his shoot was keeping him from rolling onto his back so we didn't get some inappropriate shots. You could set him up on his belly and just as I would get the camera ready, over he'd go. This was especially challenging when we were doing the all naked baby shots. Well rolling and that he had a little sensitivity to the white rug, so he got a few red bumps. They didn't seem to bother him and I was able to fix them in post processing.
Did I mention 6 month old babies are officially my very favorite to photograph? Well, they are.