My longtime friends Jason & Nicole recently had a baby! I have known them for over 10-years and of course I really wanted to be the first to take their baby’s picture. Jason & Nicole live in the moutains, so I took the family up for a little trip and stopped in for a quick photo shoot. Little John was very tiny and the shoot went well. I like clean backgrounds, often choosing white paper or simple pink/blue papers if I choose to use a backdrop at all. This time I used a clean charcoal background because I think it produces a nice tonality for B&W photos and can look quite nice for color photos as well. All images are with natural light, produced from the diffused light of a huge sliding glass door. I love it when I have great light available to me. Here is some of that timeless look that I always strive for with my shoots. These shots will look great in 50-100 years and will never grow old.