Has there been an explosion of babies on the earth? Or at least in Southern California? I dunno but seems like everywhere I go, everywhere I look or every person I talk to either has a baby, or is going to have a baby or is thinking of having a baby. Eep.
Anyhow, I guess I’ve been taking a few baby photos lately. There will be more but here’s a few from the newly born Taja and Skyler. Both of their Mom’s are awesome (Dad’s too) and seem to let me do what I want with their kids.
Taja came first. I did a photoshoot at 10 or so days. She wasn’t really having it and her older sister Elle really didn’t want me there taking photos of this new person. I went back a few weeks later to see if I could get some better shots. I had a new prop, the big fluffy white blanket, which was very cool but did tend to get in the way a bit. I do like a white background though. Finally, I wanted to do something else. For me. I had an idea to put little Taja “in” an ad for a TV show. So I had 3 shows to try.
1) HBO’s Girls where we used stuffed animals to represent 3 of the 4 characters. Of course Taja was Hanna (Lena Dunham) but Elaine swears that Marnie (Allison Williams) looks like a horse so naturally she’s the horse. Zosia Mamet plays Shoshanna is represented by the ET doll and of course the character Jessa (Jamima Kirke) is the Cabbage Patch doll. Elaine’s brother, a trained architect, drew the 3D park bench for me.
2) Orange is the New Black from Netflix. Where Taja plays the main character Piper (Taylor Schilling).
3) Finally, Sex and the City where naturally Taja is Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) surrounded by her favorite things.
Next up was Debra who let me photograph her the day before she gave birth to her daughter Skyler. I came back a week later to meet Skyler and got a few good shots.