Okay... there is something I have to admit. One of my all-time favorite photographs isn't something a photography teacher would be proud of.
The lighting isn't very good, as I was in the middle of setting it up when it happened. The focus is terrible, why? Well to put it simply I was laughing too hard to hold the camera still. All in all from a technical stand point it’s far from perfect. But it’s so perfect from a life stand point I just adore it.
Baby Jack's newborn shoot goes down in history as one my top five shoots. The reasons why are simple. He was adorable, and sweet. His parents are gorgeous, daddy a marine who sooooo adored his son I tear up almost every time I see some of their images, and his mommy pretty and open to lots of fun ideas. I got tons of great shots and many are on my website and in videos. Yeah it was that good of a shoot.
And then there is this shot. Mom had brought her mother and sister to the shoot to get a generation’s picture. I love these and was setting up for a nice traditional one when Jack, very content in Mommy's arms decided to well.. let nature take its course. Now I'm used to babies making a mess, but his Aunts were not. Thus pure riots ensued as they all tried to decide whether to run or try to stay posed. Daddy and I were laughing so hard we couldn’t even help them.
So on a technical level this photo isn't the best, it never fails to make me smile, and it’s a good reminder for new parents that the best thing to remember with little ones is that no matter how perfect you have something planned, well shit happens, and we just have to laugh and get through it. I'm also very certain little Jack's parents will be happy to pull this out to show his girlfriends every chance they get. :)