A new little friend came to play at my house this week.
He's the great grandson of a dear friend of mine, and when I heard he was coming to town, I asked if his mama might be interested in having some pictures taken. She was, and I was excited at the possibility of having such a young victim, er...subject.
This was my first time taking pictures for someone I don't really know. Someone who could potentially be a little freaked out that I talk to myself and my camera while taking photo's. Someone who doesn't have to love me anyway if the pictures don't turn out.
I was also very nervous about his young age. He's not so little that I could shape him like a gumbi doll while he slept, but also not big enough to sit by himself. What do I do with his smushy little self? He is in the precious little bobble-head stage. Sweet little neck muscles that aren't always up to the challenge of holding a little noggin steady. I ended up with quite a few blurry photos, but also some pretty adorable ones. I was so grateful his mama was willing to let me try to improve my skills.
It was a warm but very windy day.
After we totally offended him by subjecting him to one too many wind gusts in the face, we came back inside, he had a snack and fell into a very deep sleep. Precious boy.
Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~ Don Herold