Archive for April, 2009

Monrovia Baby and Family Photography

Monday, April 6th, 2009

My friend Laura contacted me to take pictures of her son Jack’s baptism in January.  The day didn’t end up working out with my schedule, but it was just as well because Jack got pretty sick all weekend.  So the following weekend, we arranged a photo shoot for their little family and happily, Jack was feeling much better.  Jack was about 6 months old, which is a perfect age for a family photo shoot because the babies are interested and happy and often can sit up on their own around this time.  Here is adorable Jack:

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

With mama and dada.  I love the rim lighting in this photo, they just glow.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Jack was happy to pose for me, while mom and dad got a moment to themselves.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Love those piercing eyes.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Whoa, mom and dad – what are you doing up there?

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Since no one’s paying attention, guess I’ll eat some toes.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Some fun times with dad and mom.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Since we didn’t take photos at the baptism, Laura brought his christening outfit for a few photos.  As it turns out, he was much more interested in his candle than solo shots in his outfit.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Jack wasn’t too happy when the candle was taken away.  I love his little scrunched up nose.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

So next we tried to take some photos in Jack’s adorable knitted hat.  I had seen it before, so I asked Laura to bring it to the shoot.  These type of props are so cute on little babies.  But I think Jack was still a little mad that he couldn’t eat the candle so we got a cute little grumpy face instead.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

For a change of pace, I followed them back to their home to take a few last photos before Jack’s nap.  I loved how Laura decorated Jack’s nursery.  Here is one of my favorite shots of the shoot.  I love the intimacy of Jack and Laura with his name in the background.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Here he is in his cute little crib.  The blue and brown star mobile was my favorite.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

And this sign that says, “Once in a blue moon”.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

This is my next favorite shot of the day.  It looks so peaceful and serene with little Jack sucking his thumb in the background.

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Los Angeles Monrovia Family Photography 6 month old baby natural picture

Thanks for inviting me to take photos of your adorable family, Laura.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  :)