I have posted on my Facebook about how I was inspired by a creative mom, Queenie Liao, who have turned her baby's naptime into a dream adventures and create amazing photograph of her 3 months old son. Well, I gave it a try at home the morning Ben turned six months, and here are some of the facts I would like to share with you, which will also explain why I am coming up with Plan B for our Special Creative Baby Mini Sessions next month.
Before I went on to do a big set up at the studio, I set up a quick story in my living room at home on Ben's play area rug, went to pick him up from his crib, he woke up, and that was the end of my attempt to get a sleeping baby image similar to what Queenie Liao did with her son.
To complete this project successfully,
-You probably want to do this when your baby is a newborn to about three months.
-Baby must be in a deep sleep.
-You must have a lot of time on your hand.
-You must have all of your setting set up, ready for the sleeping baby.
-You must know exactly what your baby is going to wear before you even nurse him that day, dress him in it, nurse him carefully so you dont get anything on his outfit, and hope that he doesn't wake up in the middle of your shoot.
I had fun working on these with Ben but then I laughed at myself to even thought I could schedule a sleeping baby! So unfortunately no mini session for this idea BUT I will definitely work with you one-on-one if you would like to do something like this with your baby at your house or my studio, as long you as you have time, patience, willing to work with me, and understand that even magic takes time :)
Plan B for our creative baby session is cooking up. Will post details and booking information when it is all done and ready to launch.
In a meantime, here are some of the images of Ben from our little session at home for a little smile...
and here are some more of baby Ben just as baby are from the same morning.