Tyler just turned one and his parents threw him a big monkey filled birthday party. I am always interested in watching a child’s reaction to the first birthday cake. My boys were always very cautious about getting messy. Tyler was a bit apprehensive at first as well. “Is this really for me, or is this some kind of trick?”
While the baby was being changed, I took the opportunity to take a portrait of him. I had nice window light and a black changing blanket, so it was a great situation for a quick black and white portrait of the baby.
What do you do when your father won’t stop talking?
Tyler’s father is an excellent pianist and Tyler was not doing to bad himself. The most meaningful and precious photographs I have of my children are those where we are doing something meaningful together. So when I see a moment where a father is playing the piano with his son on his lap, I will drop everything for that shot.
I’d say, that Tyler came out pretty clean for a baby with a birthday cake on his plate.
Event: Baby’s First Birthday and Baby Portrait
Photography by Jared Platt, Platt Photography
Slideshow Music by Kevin Burdick
Location: Home in Paradise Valley, Arizona
Definitely like the first piano shot with Tyler’s pensive expression. The second is nicely done as well. Tyler’s form is admirable.