I really can’t believe I am posting pictures from Eli’s two year old photo shoot. That just blows my mind! My little boy is going to be two in just a few days. The past year has flown by and my baby is now a little man. I couldn’t be more proud of him.
He absolutely loves airplanes. So I decided to design a session around that passion. The past two years I have done his yearly photo shoot right before his birthday. That way I can use one of the photos for his birthday announcement. And even though he isn’t quite two in these images there is exactly a year difference between his one year old photo shoot (see images here) and this two year old photo shoot.
Wanna know some of the logistics behind this session?
I took these images on my back patio. It took me about an hour to set up the scene and about five minutes to take the pictures. I wanted to shoot for longer, but five minutes is all I really get with Eli and my camera these days. Plus, I waited for the best sunlight for my backyard, sunset, so by that time he was getting pretty tired. I used old flight charts that Andy has had forever as the backdrop. I cut out the parts I did not like, crumbled the map up and then opened them again and taped them to the wall. I also taped some to the patio floor. Then I made a few paper airplanes and hung them from the ceiling. Last, I pulled out an old rocking airplane that used to be mine when I was a kid. And ta da! A simple natural light studio in my backyard.
Have you done something like this before? I’d love to see your images or hear your story about a creative session you have done with your clients or your kids! Leave a comment and share your ideas and links!
Below: Eli playing with his daddy’s wings. These are the wings I pinned on my husband almost six years ago.
Below: I posted the image below so you could have a little behind the scenes look at how I set this up. You can actually see my backdoor in the shot on the left.
Below: The invitation to E’s bday party and our going away party. Bitter sweet
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