6 months is one of my absolute favorite ages to photograph. For one thing, your baby still thinks that your antics are slightly amusing, so the smiles come easy and are abundant. They are just starting to sit up, but they aren’t quite mobile (or at least not mobile enough to jet out of your frame at a moments notice…bonus). So often the shot you have envisioned, is actually obtainable. Photographing this age is a real confidence booster in my opinion.
It’s also a time where you are feeling comfortable enough as a mommy to pack up the gear and head out into a new, fun location. And that’s exactly what we did for Piper’s 6 month shoot. Of course, with any adventure, there were a few hiccups along the way, but overall a great experience both for photographer, mommy and baby.
I wanted this shoot to revolve all around finding the perfect light – and my light of choice was “open shade”. It’s one of the most abundant, most beautiful light sources you can use for photographing babies. It can be found around every corner and it’s available during most hours of the day. This makes it easy to work around your schedule and your little one’s naptime, etc.
You can see some of the photos I got posted below. To get a more in depth explanation of what open shade is, how to find it, where to find it, etc. please sign up to watch my free video series – CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS.
The video also includes all of my camera settings and lots of other tidbits about shooting on location. It’s a fun watch, I hope you check it out.