In the 9th grade I met Anna and my life changed forever. Anna was the first real hardcore Star Wars fan I knew that wasn’t one of my cousins. At the time we met I had never seen the original trilogy and wasn’t quite sure what to think of this funny girl who wished she could live in a galaxy far far away. Over the years our friendship has been an important part of my life. She has always been a genuine friend and confidant. So when her daughter Abigail was born last week I knew I was going to have fun with this one.
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We started out with your basic adorable baby photos because, well, I can. Then we moved on to some photos with mom and dad that showed off Anna’s awesome tattoo and Joe’s perfectly ironic t-shirt. Anna made Abigail an adorable R2D2 onsie (I just about died when I saw it)! Then we finished up with a few more traditional baby photos before I tried my hand at some Jedi master level Photoshop and created the photo at the top of the page.

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The nest and tree were photographed last week at Washington Park Arboretum while I was waiting for some clients to show up. With a little skill I was able to photograph this sweet baby girl so blending the photos together was a snap. While this image doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the images it’s been a passion of mine to create images like this one for a while. I love putting together fine art images for a few reasons. First, it’s a challenge, and I love a good challenge. Two, it requires a lot of pre-planning and conceptual thinking. Then there’s the math. I LOVE geeking out about focal distance, aperture, etc and composite images that are built from multiple pieces require lots of math. So I guess this session really is the blending of two friends obsessions into a beautiful collection of baby photos that I hope will be treasured keepsakes.

Most importantly I wanted to say congratulations to my dear friend, her husband Joe, and their little padawan.

 

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