Two weekends ago I had the biggest honor of meeting and photographing baby Lukas Salvador Castro Schulz for the first time. I haven’t done a newborn shoot in oh, 5 or so years, so I was a bit nervous, but since this is my best friend’s first baby it was very relaxing and truly a joy to stay with them and experience his first week in this world. We also had quite a bit of fun with flags and other props. Thank you Mareike & Orlando, for entrusting Lukas’s first “professional” photos to me and I hope to get to visit with you all again soon! Now on to the fun part…
First it was a bath for the star of the show. Mareike got him all cleaned up for his photoshoot. This is actually the towel her mom used when she was a baby. In fact there were a lot of blankets and clothing that were hand me downs from her family – some over 35 years old that looked brand new!
We got him into a nice milk coma and brought out the big guns, erm I mean basket 😉
Look at that little sleepy face
Since his momma is from Germany, his father from Panama, and his mother just recently getting her full US citizenship (congrats!) we decided to have some fun with flags for this truly all american melting pot baby.
Representing all the countries
A little German mohawk going on
Cute little frown when I switched out to the Panamanian flag
U-S-A all the way!
OK, I’ll admit, this next shot is my ULTIMATE favorite. He’s so unintentionally adorable, I just can’t! All of these props represent the northern part of Germany where Mareike is from, the shirt and bandana are the traditional fisherman outfit. He is super excited to be representing the north.
And then I got to put a baby in a hat – eeeks 😀 #toocute
This is a traditional bavarian hat and saying (I have no idea what it means though)
Unfortunately we were fast running out of daylight due to the constant in climate weather in Florida, but we had just enough time for a Cat in the Hat onesie and chair shot. This was the theme of her baby shower and his nursery.
I can’t wait to see how big he gets compared to this chair and stuffed animal
And how could we resist, the mommy+daddy+baby hands and feet shots. They’ll never be this small again, so savior it.
Too precious (we totally had to google how to make this picture work, but I think it turned out alright)
Seen you soon baby Lukas! Don’t grow up too fast in the mean time :*