Lennon is a little man who will soon be 6 months old. When Karyn asked if I'd be interested in taking some pictures of him, I thought we'd get together and see how much we could do in a single session. On the agenda was Halloween, Christmas, a little mom and baby and some including Molly, their dog.

I was quickly reminded of what a moving target little ones are. ;)

For location-based shoots, I've been trying to reduce the amount of gear I travel with, while still bringing enough to be flexible. We did this shoot at her house, so I didn't know what to expect, and also couldn't depend on the weather to co-operate.

I've been mostly shooting with fixed focal-length prime lenses as the image quality, sharpness, speed and subject isolation are much better than zooms. Of course, the trade-off is that I carry a bag full of lenses with me. I used a 50mm f/1.2 for almost this entire shoot.

On the lighting side, if I'm doing a shoot by myself, I tend to only bring strobes for lighting. A couple of 580EXs and a couple of Lastolite EzyBox softboxes with lightstands are what I tend to use for location shoots, especially indoors. For this shoot, I also brought a 6'x7' collapsible Lastolite backdrop that has both a black and white surface.

While we didn't manage to get all of the sets we were hoping for, Lennon was extremely patient, and we did get a whole lot of great shots.

Maybe we'll see this little guy again in the future!

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