Archive for March, 2011

Ethan’s First Big-Boy Meal

 

Ethan savouring his first meal

Ethan savouring his first meal

The time has finally come to begin easing Ethan onto solid foods and after several weeks of experimentation, I was ready to capture the moment with my camera.  After a tonne of photos and luckily no flash-induced, epileptic incidents, I have put together a series of photos for Ethan’s album.

Over the past several weeks we felt that Ethan had taken a particular interest in what we were doing at dinner time.  As we ate we could feel that we were being gawked at only to turn and find Ethan staring intently, watching our every move from his highchair.  When it came time for Ethan to get his turn at solid food off a spoon he seemed to know exactly what was about to happen.

Over the next several weeks we will be adding an assortment of pureed treats to Ethan’s meal plan; however, I am not looking forward to the idea of blended meats, so that may take some getting used to.

 

 

Ethan playing defence

Ethan playing defence

Ethan excited to try something new

Ethan excited to try something new

Ethan a little unsure

Ethan a little unsure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan is getting more active by the day, the days of lying like a potato are gone for good, so stay tuned for more firsts!

Ethan’s Photo Shoot

 

Ethan's Baptism Invite Photo

Ethan's Baptism Invite Photo

 

I wonder where the past several months have gone!  It seems like it was just yesterday that our first child was born and I accepted a new position, nearly simultaneously.  Now six months later, after having had the chance to settle into my new routine, I finally managed to dust off my camera and take some photos of my little one.  I was never one for taking portraits of friends or family but seeing as Ethan is growing and changing on a seemingly daily basis I felt I had better get to work.

Ethan Crib

Ethan Crib

Ethan Bath Time

Ethan Bath Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always knew that portrait photos would require an entirely new set of skills to capture the personality of the subject but after years of photographing wildlife I thought I would have a good starting point.  After several attempts with lackluster results, I realized just how much I still had to learn!  After a couple weeks of experimenting, shooting and reviewing the results, I finally feel that I am starting to get some things correct and am much happier with the finished product.

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