Crossfit Newborn David Benjamin - Miami Florida
I photographed Lizmaria's baby bump back in November. Remember that awesome mommy-to-be that was still doing Crossfit with her cute bump? Yes, that inspiring mom! Meet David Benjamin - this little prince was exactly a week old when I photographed him. At first he was giving me the -what are you doing to me- face. Finally he was defeated by sleep and he slept throughout the rest of the shoot. During Liz's pre-consultation she had mentioned that she had Crossfit Newborn toys and she wanted to incorporate them in the baby's newborn shoot. Of course as a crossfitter myself I was BEYOND excited and began planning immediately! After looking at various backdrops, I couldn't find the perfect one. I was looking for something that gives a feel of what the Crossfit atmosphere is - warehouse and not very colorful! So I had one of my college friends paint me a black and white brick backdrop which would make David and his crossfit toys pop. After seeing the end result I absolutely fell in love with the final image.
Being a December baby I thought - I need a Christmas set, but not the typical Baby's First Christmas shot. I came up with the " I ate Santa's cookies" in which Liz was in love with throughout the shoot and immediately asked for these pictures for her Christmas Cards. Not to brag but HOW CUTE does David look in that snowman beanie??
The rest of the photo shoot focused more on the baby. I didn't want the entire shoot to be so elaborate that the focus was taken from the baby. I dressed David as a little man and also took some shots of him with a monkey beanie. Of course I couldn't forget to take detailed shots of this baby's cute hand and feet. I love how baby David Benjamin looks in that red blanket.
Can't wait to start planning David's six month shoot!