I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Stephanie Izard's adorable son Ernie at almost 3 weeks old.
Mom is the Chef/Owner of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat and is responsible for so much more deliciousness out there. Ernie will most likely inherit his Mother's amazing palete. (Until he hits the picky toddler stage my 3 year old Viola is at.... at least she still loves her seaweed and KBBQ. I can't wait until her adventurous palate comes back).
My boyfriend is a part of the Goat family and when he told me Stephanie was expecting, I wanted to reach out and gift her a shoot for her little one. I respect the hell out of any woman who has a successful career and becomes a Mom. The juggle is insane and if I could help ease one decision (or burden as some Moms say) of taking pics of her little guy, I was happy to do so.
I sometimes social media stalk my clients to see if there are any special touches I can add to their newborn shoot. I saw that they are major Star Wars fans, so brought my Star Wars blankie from when I was a baby to shoot Ernie in. Stephanie also brought a blanket made by her Aunt, an uncomfortable but adorable knit baseball outfit (Dad, Mom and Ernie are Cubs fans), a cute little outfit, his giraffe WubbaNub and some other blankets.
I love newborns, I love snuggling them, I love their moods. Even though they are brand new, they still have a personality. Ernie got lots of food and snuggles and only got annoyed with me from time to time upon moving him from his comfortable spot. I am always so happy when a newborn stays awake for the majority of their shoot, Ernie didn't disappoint. He flipped me the bird, which is another score for me from a newborn shoot. He also modeled his Pampers unlike any other baby... cover model material.
When a newborn shoot is all about the baby, I like to incorporate their parent in some way. With Ernie, I love the baseball butt shot, it looks like Mom is holding one. Also was able to rep the Goat with Mom cuddling her little guy close.
I had a lot of fun photographing this little man, here are some of my favorite pics from Ernie's 3 week old shoot at my studio.
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Lori K Sapio Photography
I'm a mother, who is also a Photographer who specializes in Portraiture, Family, Kids, Newborns, Boudoir, Fashion, Glamour, Pinup. On location or in my Chicago photography studio.