I got a call from my great friend and fantastic photographer, Isaac Bailey, asking me to come over and photograph his new baby boy. Congratulations Heather!
Of course, the thing we photographers deal with is that we can take plenty of pictures of our children, but we never seem to be in them… I completely understood how Isaac was feeling, so I dropped everything and went over. We got some fantastic infant portraits. The first one (above) is my very favorite. I think it describes Isaac very well: a strong man with a very soft heart.
The next image is perfect. Isaac has large hands, which was good because Baby Boy Bailey (that is still his official name on the records) has very long feet, so making them look super tiny requires BIG hands.
Baby Boy Bailey (I love calling him by that name, I think I will always call him BB) was very sleepy. So we had a time getting him to open his eyes, but with some patience, we got a few shots of him with his eyes open. Sleepy, but open.
I love the yawn.
This has to be my second favorite image from the infant portrait session. I love the contrast between Isaac’s beard, his rough carpenter hands and the baby’s soft skin. And of course, the tender kiss seals the importance of the image. Nothing is more precious than a kiss on a baby’s cheek or forehead. That connection can not be over stated.
Isaac wanted to make sure we captured a few images with the hospital band in them. I completely agree. I think I wore my hospital band for weeks after my daughter was born. Anyway, this image does such a great job of showing off that hospital band. It is definitely one of the major characters in this image, but doesn’t over power the other players, like BB Bailey and his dad’s hand.
The size relationship of a father’s thumb and his baby’s hand should be one of the wonders of the world. I am always amazed that those little fingers work just like mine do. BB Bailey also has long fingers. This boy will be a very tall concert pianist.
Feeding time is a precious moment.
Congratulations to Heather and Isaac Bailey on their brand new baby boy. He is precious.
Infant Portrait by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
By the way, Isaac Bailey is not only a great photographer… he designed and built this blog!
The images are beautiful. Your friendship means the world to me.