What a cutie pie.

I’m lucky enough to have friends with adorable babies who let me practice photography on their cutie pie faces. I spent a wonderful hour photographing this little beauty last weekend. Look at those cheeks!

This was the first time I worked with a reflector — I got one of those pop-up thingys and had my friend Nicole hold it for me. In all of these photos the baby was facing away from the main light source (a window) with the light reflected back into her face and eyes. For experienced photographers, this is an elementary concept, but for me, it was a revolutionary discovery. Can’t wait to throw the light onto the face of my next subject!

January 11, 2010 - 9:32 pm

michelle You go ahead and buy that new camera, Lara. I am sure that someone will be happy to buy your old one. At a discounted price, of course.

January 12, 2010 - 12:16 pm

janie hightower Now I’ll know to run if I see you with a reflector.