I absolutely love this family’s lifestyle newborn session set at their home. Their home provided so much natural light everywhere, from the little office nook to the nursery and to the bedrooms. Baby N was already 5 weeks old so we did mostly a lifestyle session. While waiting for N to fall asleep, chatting with Andrew was very fun as I found out more about his acting job. He had a good laugh when I told him how much I got paid to be an extra in Jackie Chan and Lucy Lui’s movie Shanghai Noon in 1998. For 16 hours and wearing old traditional Chinese costume with a 5 lb hat (I’m not kidding. I think I got shorter from it), I was paid the minimum wage $6/hr. It’s come a long way since then as extras are paid much more now!
Once N settled in, we did the lifestyle photos but I was able to squeeze in the basket for a posed look. He snoozed in the basket for a small cat nap while I was able to grab some shots of him lying up and tummy down. But pretty soon he started staring at me with those blue eyes but still remained very quiet.
As a special request, Andrew wanted me to photograph him and N in the shoe room, his shoe room! It was a room with a glass cabinet of all the different Nike shoes. That was only a percentage of it because there were more in the closet. Someday N will inherit the collection along with the baby ones his parents have started for him. All I have to say is that he’s one lucky baby 🙂 .