Harry Potter Themed Baby Portraits :: Jacob’s 3 Month Photos

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Sometimes it’s fun to do something a little special when it comes to portraits.  Maybe you are a Harry Potter fan, like Jacob’s family.  Earlier this year you got to see Jacob’s newborn portrait session…. and now it’s time to share his three month baby portraits with you!

I was really excited when Jacob’s mom showed up with props in hand.  While it’s always fun for me to create unique portraits for my clients, I love it when they get involved in tailoring the vision and creating something truly personalized.  We made sure to put the Harry Potter books in the right order when stacking them, arranged everything so that it looked like we wanted.  After clamping the broom in place, we finally added the little wizard into the scene.  It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if you can, let me know yours!

We did two more settings for Jacob’s three month portraits — one with his parents’ textbooks and a doctor theme, and then a more traditionally styled portrait at the end.  What fun!

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When we first set Jacob into the Harry Potter theme, he was very awake and inquisitive. Lots of head holding, but still not really moving yet. Perfect for getting this kind of portrait!
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I love this expression. He’s so serious!
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Those glasses are adorable. We tried a couple times to get them on Jacob a bit later in the series of photos I’m sharing….
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What a cute baby smile! And all those details… the books, the broom, the cauldron, the wand….. love it!
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Here’s that portrait I was talking about with the glasses. Jacob was not a fan, and they came off almost immediately, but we got one good shot — and that’s what matters sometimes!
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We changed up the set a little with my grandfather’s old navy suitcase. It seemed like a great fit with the Hogwartz and Harry Potter theme. This one was to showcase Jacob’s cute onesie 🙂
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We put all of those portraits together to create this really great memories panel. I love designing these pieces with my clients — it’s really fun to see the design come together. The Harry Potter quote just makes it perfect!
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And with that, it was onto the next outfit. Jacob got a little break and mommy time while we tore down the Harry Potter set, and then it was onto the doctor themed portraits. I love this one…. his eyes are so intensely adorable!  I had a little fun personalizing this one for him too 🙂
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Jacob’s dad ended up getting a print of this portrait for his office. No, we didn’t really go on location, but sometimes I’m able to work some computer magic and create whimsical images like this one.  For this one, we set Jacob up next to his parents’ textbooks on a piece of flooring, with a white background.  After some creative work on my part, Jacob magically appeared in a hospital!
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And after another break, we moved onto Jacob’s last outfit. He was getting a little sleepy but we got a few smiles out of him….
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And then Jacob was tired out. Like that. He fell asleep and just chilled there while I finished up the session.  Love this sleepy smile…. adorable! What cute baby photos, right? This one ended up as a canvas wall portrait — which will look fantastic in their home.

 

I’m looking forward to seeing Jacob again for his next session — it’s always fun to see how much kids grow and change over their first year.  If you’d love to plan your own unique portrait session, please contact Betsy via the web or call 734-424-0472!  When we collaborate on the planning process, it’s easy to create a portrait that is themed to your interests and vision!