Recently in newborn Category

It wasn't all that long ago that Allison and Ian were engaged and getting ready to tie the knot, and soon after they actually did tie the knot. We shot their wedding, but I never got around to getting it on the blog.

Time sure flies, because they've since welcomed a baby girl into their family, and Allison asked if I'd take some newborn and family photos for them.

Personally, I enjoy people photos, and it's really cool to have had the opportunity to capture their engagement, wedding and now, baby girl.

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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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Little Jonah was born on December 22nd, 2009 at 27 weeks, weighing in at just 2 pounds, 9 ounces to tired, anxious and surely relieved parents. Though it was a long road through various hospitals, a couple of months later he's now home safe and sound with his proud parents, growing and getting stronger by the day.

Jonah and his parents stopped by recently and we took some photos of Jonah in hopes that down the road they'll have meaningful images to accompany their memories with which to tell his story, and theirs.

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