Beautiful, Beautiful Boy
The title of the song by John Lennon sums up this portrait of a baby boy at 6 months old.
Classic black and white is my favorite way to portray children in their first year of life and this portrait illustrates exactly why.
The absence of both color and props eliminates distraction from the beautiful expression. The pose is natural for a 6 month old. He confidently holds his head up, aware and curious about the world around him. I used the elegance of natural portrait lighting to emphasize the softness of his skin and his sweet baby features without startling him with electronic flash.
I loved this image so much that I entered it in Southeastern Professional Photographers annual print competition where it won 1st Place Children's Portrait. For me the real reward is knowing that I created a beautiful image for his family to remember him at this young age.
NorthLight Photography by Janet Boschker ~ 704-567-0775 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ Charlotte