Justice’s and Rylan’s bonding session.

Babies are popping up all over this place lately.

Last week I posted images from my recent maternity session with Mary Helen. During that same week I had the opportunity to work with another mom. Justice and I have been talking for a while about working together but, as she lives in another state, it’s just been talk. Until, that is, last week when she was in town for a few days.

Naturally we had to maximize our short time together as she was only in town for four days so we got in two photo sessions – one boudoir and one at the beach. I’ll be posting images from our beach session at http://www.photosbymarkk.com in a few days so keep an eye out for those.

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As we had just a few hours together we decided to do a boudoir session merged with a baby bonding session with her daughter Rylan. The plan was to do the baby bonding session until the little one had enough and then we’d switch over to boudoir while Rylan rested.

Another mother almost ruined our time together. As always, Mother Nature had her own plans. The day of this session, it was downright pouring outside which meant little natural light. Normally I’d consider rescheduling the session but, since Justice was leaving town the next day, this wasn’t an option.

I broke out the speed lights and put them outside, protected from the elements of course, to boost what little available light we had. Bet you couldn’t tell that from these images as they are filled with light. But I digress.

As is the case for such situations, the baby dictates the shoot. I tell the moms to be ready at every moment as, as soon as the baby does something cute or unexpected, I capture the moment. There’s one prime example of this in the images below. Bet you’ll know which one I’m talking about when you see it.

Rylan was no stranger to the camera as she’s had her picture taken countless time by her mom and her family. Even so, babies can only take so many pops of flash before they get sensitive to it which quickly ends our time. This is one of the reasons why I like natural light. No flash means no irritation which means more time in front of the camera. We worked together as long as Rylan wanted.

When it became obvious that she had had her fill of the limelight, it became time for Justice to shine. While our time together was limited, we both had a blast and can’t wait to go again the next time they were in town. Until that time, enjoy the following images.

Mark Knopp is a Virginia Beach-based boudoir photographer covering the Hampton Roads community. Contact him today for your boudoir and baby bonding sessions today at mknopp1@cox.net.

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