Granted, I didn’t have to look far for this little delicious munchie. She’s The Intern’s baby and spends a lot of time at our home office, so she gets more than her fair share of camera love. 🙂
The Intern and I saw this fun mirror idea on Pinterest (ridiculously cute, right??) and decided to give it a whirl for ourselves. For grabbing things around the home office and only shooting for about 15 minutes, I’d call this one a major success!NOTE: That floor is my paper bag floor. LOVE, right?!?! I’m preparing a series of posts on that. Yay!!
I think these two are my favorites.And this is The Intern hard at work, getting that great smile from Sweet Baby.Gorgeous, right??
Admittedly, we could have done better. Here’s what we learned…
First, the idea works better if baby can sit up on her own. At this stage in baby’s development, 15 minutes is about all you have. And the absolute best smiles are just as soon as you place baby in front of the mirror, so you have to be lighting and camera ready. You don’t get any practice shots and you don’t have time to warm up. With that in mind … and the fact that the mirror we used has a bevel … we would have propped Sweet Baby up on a plush blanket-covered pillow so the bevel wouldn’t have been in the way. As it was, I found the lens confused and the bevel broke up Baby’s face (I didn’t get a perfect smile shot because of it, as you see in the first image).
…And, a day later, I wish I had thought to give her a string of pearls. How perfect would that have been?!?!
All in all, though, some beautiful photos of a beautiful munchkin … and Momma is happy (which is really all that matters).
Happy Photo Friday!!