It's been a few days since I last posted, and I want to make it up! This is one of my favorites of our precious baby boy Ephraim, that we took during the Christmas card shoot a few days back. He was such a good baby, and Stepheni's idea for the backdrop worked great!
One note here, as Stepheni was picking out pictures to edit later, her criteria were two-fold:
1. Is it sharp?
2. Is the baby looking at the camera?
Now, neither are necessary to take a great picture of a baby. But here, it was important to us. Why? Well, look at the picture, that's what we were going for.
When you are taking pictures, ask yourself that, "What would I like to see?", "What am I going for here?"
Sometimes we just take pictures because we want to record the moment. Why? That's not a rhetorical question, nor am I saying it is wrong. By all means photograph to your hearts content. But why do you want to remember that moment? What is it about that moment that is so special, and how can you capture that part of it most effectively?
For me, and I think for Stepheni, getting a look from Ephraim always means a precious connection with him. Sometimes he smiles too, and that's awesome, but just getting to see him look back and really look at you, is just fantastic.
Being a dad is great. =)