Any parents of a newborn baby would know how fast time swoops by in between the feeding-peeing-pooping-cleaning and feeding-peeing-pooping-and-cleaning-again kind of cycle. It was just 2 weeks ago when I photographed this little angel. Before the world had much chance to meet His Cuteness (as opposed to His Highness), he’s one (month young)!
Last night, I had a dream and Cooper was in it. Here’s what he told me in the dream:
“Me a happy baby. I like to check things out and I like to smile, a lot.”
“But it sure is boring work. It ain’t easy for my daddy to bring home bread everyday… Ahhh…get me out of this!”
“Nothing beats a good sleep after all that work. Dream, sweet dream…”
“They say I’m one month old. Woo hoo… I’m a big baby now. I want you all to know that I am dealing with some ‘growing pain’. But don’t worry, as I will soon learn, ‘no pain, no gain’. I will be OK ’cause I’m Cooper the Trooper.”
“You ask where’s my mommy? I hid her from you ’cause she’s myyyy mommy. Shhhh, don’t wake her up. Ever since I came around, she hasn’t slept 30 hours in a day.”
Jesus, Carol, your baby reads your Facebook posts?
Newborn babies enter this world in their own styles. Contrary to a polite hello that’s expected from an adult, we welcome a big loud cry.
While sleep deprived, new parents take time to have newborn photography taken to signify the beginning of a new life. I had such a pleasure to meet little Mr. Cooper.
What an angel he is. Lots of great images came out of our session and this one would be a nice introduction for him – a cry(ing) baby, with style. I assure you though that’s not all he did the whole session. I will be sharing some of the stunts that he pulled up in a later post. For now, say hello (or cry to, if you’d like) little Mr. Cooper!
I’m a big believer in maximizing the utility of anything before putting it back to the environment. Needless to say, I recycle papers and reuse plastic bags, etc. Once in a while, when I use vegetables in the kitchen, I’d imagine the possibilities of growing them in my garden. Therefore, I save seeds.
The other day, I remembered some that I kept since last year. Not thinking much of the season, I planted them and was instantly rewarded with the nice little faces of these sprouts. How cute they are (remember, I’m a photographer that sees cuteness or beauty in most anything)?
Do I remember what I planted? No. Would I worry if I’d get fruits from them? Not really, although it’ll be nice. I don’t worry about the end results as much as I want to enjoy the process and make sure to put in the due effort (Hey, I “single-handedly” brought these lives into this world. I’d need to be responsible.). With anything, I believe that if I do enough of right things, the positive energy will go around and eventually come as rewards as I least expect it.
What do you think? Would love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. I am curious though how this plant will turn out to be. I know it’s a squash type. So, would it be a pumpkin, a cucumber, a winter melon or something else that I happened to stash the seeds away last year? Anybody with a green thumb can tell? 🙂
What a unique way to present your portraits on a “floating” gallery block – Los Angeles Children’s Photographer
One of the ways that I add value to my clients is to always be on the look-out for unique and creative ways to present the beautiful portraits. I had a portrait session with the family of Beau and Stacy and never had a chance to write about it.
The fact is, their daughter Savannah gave me lots of interesting images, as you know how my photography is inspired by children. I thought the “floating” gallery block would be a nice addition to any family’s nursery or a child’s bedroom. As a result, I designed this sample product using some images of Savannah’s cute expressions:
As you see in the images above, this “floating” gallery block is a series of smaller gallery blocks constructed as a collage on an overall large background, also made of a gallery block. The photographs are printed on Kodak ENDURA Metallic photo paper with a satin laminate, which are then adhered to solid wood with perfect 90-degree corners. What’s not reflected in the above 2 images is the beautiful sheer glow that came from the metallic photo paper, toned down just perfectly by the laminate.
This is another frame-less, ready to hang product that will add colors and characteristics to any family’s walls and sizes and colors can be customized.
I would love to hear your thoughts and/or questions.
God knows how behind I am in posting my photo sessions. However, Valen’s mommy could not wait for me to finish processing all the images. So I am putting out some sneak peeks of the session while I finish with the rest.
Valen, a cute little guy entered this world, a little early. He was supposed to be the little valentine for his parents, on the oh-so famous “love day” (hence the name). Well, I can see why – he couldn’t hold off all the excitement that he will bring. Me, for sure, was one excited photographer and could not help but falling in love with this small bundle.
Now you see, at a tenderly young age of two and a half weeks, Valen shows you the many facets that a (newborn) baby could have:
Valen the singer:
… full of colors:
P.S. You’d notice that I was playing with different tonal effects. And no matter what I chose, Valen continues to be such a good-looking little guy. 🙂
What better way to treat our four-legged friends than a free photography session – Los Angeles Pet Photographer
OK, the cat’s finally out of the bag. Correction, the dogs are out of the bag! 🙂
I’m running a special for our four-legged friends this Valentine’s Day.
The winner of a random drawing will qualify for a free dog photography session. To qualify, post your dog’s picture along with the name and breed (and some fun facts about him/her) at our photography fan page. The drawing will be held at noon on February 14th.
Listen, we will need at least 25 entries to do the drawing. So invite your friends to participate with you! Let’s have a party!
P.S. Obviously, this offer makes sense if you live in southern California. However, if you’d like to pay for my travel (which is another passion of my life), feel free to join the fun for a chance to win, no matter where you are (I do have many friends all over the world)!
I know, I must feel like a slacker to you since I haven’t posted for a while. But, but, I had a reason (in your vocabulary, it may be an excuse; but I’m sticking to my own opinion). The reason is that I took a trip to San Francisco and Napa and had many wonderful pictures from the trip. So while I’m diligently processing these pictures, the story-teller in me thought that I’d keep you entertained with some more pictures of Chole that I’ve processed.
Something tells me that if I do things with a passion (in this case, telling a story), you would love it. So, without further ado, here’ the story.
Chloe is learning to walk and her parents bought her a little cart to walk with:
Chloe: “Yah, I can walk now!”
Chloe: “ Wait, this thing is not going anywhere! Must be a mechanical problem. I can get it fixed in no time.”
(Chloe, has it occurred to you that grandma might have put a “manual break” to your “car”?)