Hi! I’m Rebecca, a commercial and editorial food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville, and I specialize in helping chefs, restaurants, bakers, and makers market with soulful images to elevate their brands, connect with clients, and sell more of their work. I also photograph food for cookbooks and magazines including Edible Nashville and Tennessee Home & Farm.

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Baby Portrait Session: 12 Month Calendar

November 15, 2013

When Shelley told me about her idea for a 12-month calendar featuring her six-month-old son, Corbin, I was on board immediately. She envisioned a photo session in which Corbin would be featured in 12 different shots for a calendar that would be given as Christmas gifts to their family.

Photographing a six-month-old does not always go as planned under the best of circumstances, and introducing lots of props and outfit changes definitely adds some curveballs. But I thought it would be a creative challenge and also just plain fun! Shelley (who has a design and fashion background and is hugely talented in many different ways) put so much thought and time into choosing little Corbin’s outfits and props, even sketching out each shot and planning each detail. It was impressive. Check out Shelley’s Etsy shop HERE to see her handmade vest onesies for little boys, and you’ll see what I mean about her fashion sense and eye for detail.

Now, Corbin has the sweetest and most smiley demeanor, but he woke up with a cold the morning of our session (his first-ever cold, wouldn’t you know it!) so he was not really feelin’ our festive setup. Still, he was SUCH a patient little trouper and he hung in there like a champ. We also broke the shots into two separate sessions. I wish we had a video of all the behind-the-scenes antics we did to make him smile! 🙂

A little background on Corbin: I photographed Shelley and her husband, Brandon, when Shelley was 9 months pregnant. Then I photographed newborn baby Corbin when he was just three weeks old. It was such an honor to photograph Corbin again at six months old, to see how much he has grown and changed, and to see his little personality starting to emerge.

Here’s a look at the final calendar photos, starting with January …


Here’s a look at Shelley and Brandon just before Corbin was born …


And here is baby Corbin at three weeks old …


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Rebecca Denton is a food and brand photographer with a studio in Nashville.