Four Month Photo Shoot


The theme for William’s Four Month Photo Shoot was animated characters. The first outfit I used for him was that of Mike Wazowski of Monsters, Inc. Matt and I found this adorable costume / sleeper  just a few days before his shoot, so when I decided to use it for his shoot, it shaped the theme. At first William didn’t want to even look at the camera at all.

It was soon apparent that unlike other shoots I’ve done with him, he would not be smiling a lot for me. Yet, somehow that made it more endearing, as it was a more real representation of how he is during times when he is more serious.

Since a W, a staple in all his photo shoots, can look like an M when upside down, I tried to get William to hold it as such. He didn’t hold it exactly as I’d envisioned it.

Then he decided to hold it like this, sideways, which I supposed when looked at from left to right appears to be a sideways M.

When I moved onto the 4 month card he did want to hold that, as well as chew on the edges. This would be repeated when I tried the card again.

His second costume was his polar bear coat. This is representative of the animated polar bears of the Coca Cola commercials. I was surprised that this fit him as it was marked newborn, but it did so we used it in the shoot. I love how the tie sticker became crooked with his moving around and so I didn’t straighten it for this photo.

Then I put him down on the warm fleece blanket Aunt Carol gave me.

The last costume look for him was that of comic book Superman complete with rippling muscles. He actually has three different Superman outfits, this one is the one Martin gave us soon after he was born.

He made such silly faces for these photos, they really make me wonder what in the world he is thinking when I’m taking so many photos of him.

I really look forward to his first words even though he won’t be able to tell me what’s on his mind exactly for years to come.

I love his stoic look in this one, and his arms spread apart as if he were trying to fly.

When I put him in his car seat for a few more upright photos and gave him the card, he once again started chewing on it.

I love how he’s both holding the card straight and chewing on it for this one.

Technically this was taken about an hour after I’d completed the shoot which was about 20 minutes in duration. He looked so adorable in it that I had to complete it.

I have so much fun doing monthly shoots of William and I hope he does, also.

~ Danielle


44 year old mother to our newborn son, William, with my husband, Matt. We live in California with our mischievous cat, Inky. I love our local sports teams (Go Giants! Go Sharks!), photography, the beach, WWE, reading and now spending lots of time as a family with one kid and one cat.

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