When I got the call for this sitting I was very excited. Its always great to mix my old job as a photographer in the Royal Navy and my current job as a newborn photographer and especial this one. When working with medals and uniform it always important to get the exposure correct so it will not irritate Daddy after if it display as a 20”print on the wall.
The beautiful Cameron came into the studio at 10 days old. At 7lbs 5oz this made him a fantastic size to put in daddy helmet. The image is made up of 3 different images known as a composite image. One image of daddy's boots and helmet and 2 images of Cameron in a specially adapted helmet that had been stabilised. This is done for babies safety, as babies can not support the own heads at this age and putting such a fragile thing in a moving helmet is not safe. Daddy did an amazing job at spotting and supporting his head while Mum had a little relax. Cameron was great and stayed asleep even when we put him in daddy's rather over sized pocket.
While he was still asleep we gently wrapped him and placed him in a few different basket setups. The colours and baskets are all chosen by myself after discussing what the parents would like from their sitting. This is done weeks in advance so I can order items if needed and it is something you don’t want to be doing after baby is here. We normally go with a main colour though out the sitting so images look good together.
After a little feed and cuddle with mummy he did an amazing job modelling daddy's medals and had a little cuddle with a mini teddy.
He was such a star from start to finish and a true pleasure to have in the studio!!