Jack-Jack – Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park NY Baby Photographer

March 11, 2010

So, if you ask a photographer specializing in babies what her favorite stage to photograph is, she will most likely say newborns.  There’s just something about being able to capture that sweet, fleeting, straight-from-creation newness that makes us get all giddy inside.  If you ask us our next favorite stage, 9 times out of 10 it’s going to be the sitting-but-not-yet-crawling phase.  Babies between 6 and 7 months love to smile, they adore their parents, they are awake and cheerful for longer periods of the day, they make all kinds of fun sounds and faces, and they can’t run away from you!

Again, my sweet darling boy is here to remind me to just enjoy being his mom rather than his photographer, as he started crawling 4 weeks ago and is just now, just barely beginning to sit unassisted.  What does this mean?  It means that I get about 4 seconds after sitting him down before he takes off crawling after a sister, a toy, my lights or me.  How long does it take me to sit him down, move back, lie down on the ground, pick up my camera and focus?  Around 4.5 seconds.  It’s as if he is non-verbally saying to me, “Mom, repeat after me, ‘Jack is a person, not a prop.  He is not here to fulfill your photographic flights of imagination.  He is here to cuddle and snuggle and tickle and love.”  And he is.  And I do.

So here he is in all his 6-month, crawling-but-not-yet-sitting glory.  My darling boy:

Gosh, I love that grin:).

Yeah, he pretty much wants to stand up right now.

This was taken 0.01 seconds before he launched forward and crawled off:).

See my muscles? I am more than just a pretty face:).

This was the view I saw most often: “See ya later, Mom!”

And finally, a sitting shot.  Looking a little bit like a frog, but still oh, so very cute!

Oh, baby boy!  Love you so much, it hurts sometimes!

Aimee: Love that gray outfit and the naked shots....SO cute!!

Mindy: Jack-Jack is way too cute!!! Yes, the naked shots are the best, even though he is adorable with clothes too! He is growing up too quickly!

melissa: Aw, he's cute! Can't believe he's crawling but not sitting! Too funny :)

Shannon Morgan Photography: you crack me up! I love your commentary just about as much as i love your photography.....just about :)!! And that is saying a lot because these are just fabulous, he is precious!!

Pam Caudill: The one with the ball is amazing. They're all great and he's such an adorable boy.

Ashley Brown: He just kills me... he is way too cute!

Kimber-Lee: He is just so uber cute!! I LOVE to see Jack updates... not only is he absolutely precious but I get a sneak peek of what is right around the corner for Rhiannon.

Kerianne: Eeeeeeek!!!!!! Totally in love with these :))))) He is so incredibly gorgeous and appears to be at such a fun age right now!

Eileen: Too cute for words!!! :)

Tara Swain: LOVE the first series with the striped onesie! So gorgeous!!

sherri: so adorable. love the close ups with his eyes! perfection!

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