Introducing little 5 month old baby Maia from Rushden. Maia isn’t special just because she’s so wonderfully happy and totally gorgeous, she’s my baby Niece too! The very special first daughter of my little Sister Amy (she’ll always be little to me even though she’s in her late 20’s) and my Brother-in-law Mike, or Muncle Mike as our kids prefer to call him.
I feel mildly embarrassed to admit that this is actually the first baby portrait shoot I’ve taken of Maia since her birth. I’ve been meaning to get my hands on her and capture her little character all summer but such is life!
Anyway, we got there in the end and in a way I’m glad we waited till she was just that little bit older as she rewarded us with the most wonderful display of expressions. From cheeky chuckles and toothless grins to her amusing raised eyebrows and intense baby stares, she was an absolute joy to photograph.
We started off by cranking up the studio heating and stripping Maia down to her nappy to reveal her lovely chubby little body. I personally prefer to photograph babies naked in the first year of their lives as their skin is so naturally soft and perfect, it seems a shame to cover it up with man-made clothes! We plonked her in a blanket covered Bumbo and concentrated on capturing mainly headshots, images that captured her lovely relaxed and happy personality.