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# I need to arrive at their sleepiest time – so keep an eye on their “new” schedule and we will figure out the best time to come (must be within great lighting times too) # We will be shooting in the room with the most available natural light so make sure the room is clear and clean # Have that room warmed up with a space heater and/or turn your air up so that the room temperature is nice and warm # I will bring a heating pad and white noise machine should you not have one # Please have some music picked out and turned on in the room (I like white noise and music for as much ambient noise as possible so that nothing disturbs baby) # Try to feed baby (if schedule allows) 30 minutes or so prior to my arrival # Baby should be only in a diaper when I arrive, that way we do not have to disrupt him/her by undressing them # Have all items that you are interested in using in the shoot out and ready for me to sort through: baskets, blankets, hats, headbands, etc. # Make sure nursery is nice and tidy, should we do photos of baby in there # If you would like to be in images with your baby, make sure to look nice and wear colors that compliment your setting. I suggest beautiful light colors for a soft and gentle look. # I don’t always have an assistant available so I may need help. It would be great if Dad is around – I don’t want Mom to be working too hard. # Be prepared for explosions of all kinds. Poop, pee and spit up may go flying or spraying on anything around. (I get peed on a lot! ) Let’s have burp cloths, wipes and clean up stuff out and ready! # Get ready to LOVE your baby even more, watching them sleep is such a beautiful thing. However, don’t be surprised if it takes them a good while to get into “baby model mode.” They aren’t used to being handled this much! (I hear a lot of, “They aren’t usually like this.” Well, they aren’t usually picked up every few minutes and posed on props. Eventually they get so tuckered out, they don’t notice.

A special welcome home to an Air Force soldier. So sweet.

A Sniper Rifle Shooting Eggs from The Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myrhvold. Photo by Ryan Matthew Smith #Eggs #Photography #The_Modernist_Cuisine #Nathan_Myrhvold #Ryan_Matthew_Smith

High speed photography of a water balloon being popped.