We spent our Saturday afternoon today at a beautiful little lake with this couple and their baby girl. It was great to have Jacob on the shoot to assist and also take photos. He has a great eye for backgrounds, and I appreciate his honest critiques of my work.
During the shoot, we typically spend a lot of time talking while we're working--sharing stories, getting to know each other, finding out what we should try to capture about this family. One thing was obvious throughout the shoot: Daddy adores his girls. He was so attentive of both his wife and daughter. I've been shooting a lot of moms and babies (including this pair) lately for my Early Motherhood Project, so it was a nice change to photograph the family with the daddy too!
Although I love portraits of faces, my favorite shots from today are the full length photo at the top of this post and the second one of the shoes. The first photo really works technically: the light, depth of field, and perspective were perfect in that shot. The shoes are just fun. I generally shoot with color in mind, but occasionally black and white really suits the image as in this case.