Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Miss Jianna

What a cutie.

My interest in photography babies has peaked over the last few months, for some reason I have really been interested in trying something new. Well, it always happens when you want to try something new, there are no subjects.

Then I remembered Miss Jianna.
Right at 2 months, she would be the perfect little one to shoot for my first official baby shoot.

Well, I would hardly call it official. My plan was to use natural light coming from windows (I've never been a fan of flashes). I should have known that the day would be a rainy, cloudy mess, and that I would have commit ed to this photo shoot in absence of my 50mm f/1.8 "lowlighter". I really had to be creative in lens selection. Available to me was my 105 Macro, a few ultra wide angles, my fisheye and the kit lens.

Nonetheless, I arrived over at Jianna's house and was greeted by a wonderful little girl. She was so relaxed the entire time, and rarely caused a fuss. And this little one like to be naked! Which caused a slip up on some of my fabric, but nothing that can't be washed.

I did a simple shoot by draping black fabric; most time Jianna was being held by her mother or laying on the ground. I tried using different colors for her to lay one, polka dots, pinks, but nothing turned out like I wanted. The black was the way to go.
I had brought my backdrop stand, but with the absence of light, I knew it would be a waste of time to try and set up a studio shot.

All in all it was a great experience, and a learning experience in that. Hopefully I get a few more subjects coming my way in the near future, because I am completely addicted!

Jianna Camille Campos

Jianna Camille Campos

Jianna Camille Campos


  1. Well done Hillary! Long time no speak!! Very impressed with your work, you can come down under and photograph my babies whenever you like! Love, Soph.

  2. Soph!!
    I check in on your little ones all the time on Facebook, they are so cute!
    It has been too long, and you will be the first to know if I ever head down under with the camera gear ;)