This weekend I did a little photo session at a friend’s house. They have a little 14 month old boy named Nomar. He’s adorable, has a great personality, and we had a lot of fun. Bringing Nomar’s favorite toy, a little Luigi, made him a very cheerful little guy, and really helped during the shoot.
He and his mom photograph really well! For the more “formal” family shots on the couch, I used a 3′ by 3′ Lastolite skylite panel on a C-stand, with two speedlights firing through it. A reflector on the floor gave some fill from below.
Nomar was even goofier when with his Dad, mostly because mommy was behind me making him laugh. He seemed to be really fascinated by my camera too.
Of course, his Dad knew how to make sure he had a blast during the session too. I used the skylite panel and a tri-grip diffuser over the window to soften the harsh light for the natural light photos.
I thought it was pretty cool that father and son had matching outfits. Very cool!
Nomar’s other favorite toy besides a plush Luigi? His mother’s cell phone!
Don’t break it now!
In all, I have about 80-90 photos ready for the family, which I’m still processing. These are a few “previews” from the shoot. So much work to do!
Camera Specs: Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, Tokina 50-135 f/2.8, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 VC, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G