Sunday, June 03, 2012

In the Nursery: Documenting a Birthday

Capturing a portrait of your baby each month for their first two years of life is harder than it looks. Yesterday was Gates' two month birthday and her first photo shoot.
Behind the Scenes: Gates' First Photo Shoot
Back in December, I talked about how I wanted to create an album for Gates' grandparents from a series of photos taken each birthday. The inspiration for the series came from Making It Lovely. I had admired the series Nicole had done for both of her children: Eleanor and August.
If you read the first paragraph closely, you'll note it was her two month birthday and her first photo shoot. What happened you ask? Life got in the way. We were in the thick of moving; boxes were everywhere. Worse, yesterday's photo shoot almost didn't happen. We've yet to completely unpack and I couldn't find a charged battery or an empty Compact Flash card. Luckily after a little scrambling I found a battery charger and a couple of Compact Flash cards with some available memory.
How did you capture your baby's milestones?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.