Baby Leo's First Photoshoot

Baby Leo's First Photoshoot 

Leo - The name Leo is a boy’s name of German, Latin origin meaning “lion”.
— Nameberry.com

Leo (3 weeks) and Ellie (19 months)

About 18 months ago, I met a beautiful baby called Ellie (see her blog post here). Last week, I met her brand new baby brother Leo. What a pleasure it was to meet this family again, I absolutely love seeing the kids grow up as their personalities develop. Little Leo was an absolute dream baby - as most second born are. We didn't hear a peep out of him during the session, despite attempts from his big sister to wake him up! 

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It's the little things that matter

When little Ellie as born, we took a beautiful shot of her tiny toes, so it was important for Leo’s parents to have a matching shot of their baby boy. I love my macro lens for taking detailed shots (I use a Canon 100mm f/2.8) – it allows me to take beautifully sharp images of the eyelashes, new baby skin, dimples etc, whilst blurring the background.

It can be a bit boring and tricky with a 19 month old – the studio is small enough to keep everyone in a confined space, but not big enough for a curious mind to run around and explore. We took our time in the session, ensuring that little miss Ellie had a good time paying with her toys, which allowed me to take some natural/ lifestyle shots. Safety is paramount when working with newborns and toddler siblings, so I always ensure that at least 1 (preferably 2) adults are nearby at all times while I am photographing to ensure everyone is well-looked after. 

Like to know more? 

If you're interested in a photo shoot for your family, I'd love to hear from you! You can see more examples of my newborn and family portraits in my gallery. You can get in touch any time on: 087 4016013, or email: sarah@sarah-joy.com 

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