When Elijah was 6 weeks old we had a photographer from Canadian Baby Photographer come by and take some pictures of him. I was watching him do it and decided that I could do what he was doing. He was even using my stuff to do it! My baby, my blankets, my couch pillow, my towels. Sure he had his own camera, flash and backdrop, but still. I could do it.
So today I pulled out the trusty cam, engaged Matthew's help, and took Easter pictures of my dressed-up boy. I cropped them all to 5X5 because that's the size of my own Canadian Baby photographs from when I was a little girl, and I want to get a similar booklet for Elijah for when he's older.
For the record, we did end up ordering photos from the photographer, they were ridiculously expensive and I'm ridiculously excited about it, even if I could have done them myself. We'll be getting the digital copy of the photos so I'll post those when we get them, but in the meantime, I'm pretty proud of my first-ever-portrait attempt. Granted, my ability to take good photos was completely dependent on this adorable little munchkin I call Eli, but still.
The last photo kills me. He was getting so angry by this point, and it definitely shows. It looks like he's either trying to point at or punch the camera, or like he's doing an imitation of the "Uncle Sam wants YOU" campaign.
Anyway, I'm sure I'll improve over time, but I'm happy with how they turned out, as it gives me hope that I'll be able to do my own family photos and portraits of my kids as they get older, rather than paying some over-priced company to do it. That being said, though, it's pretty cool that Matthew and I both have the same pictures from the same company that did our son's photos.
I was going to post the baby photos of Matt and I, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow because my boys are sleepy and just a teensy bit cranky and I think we all should go to bed. It's been a long, but wonderful, weekend and we need to recuperate.
So Happy Easter from my family to yours!