My first Bay Area baby photo session. Actually, 11 month old Jayden was more toddler-like than baby. Older babies are harder to photograph; they're much more wiggly and mobile. This leaf engaged him for a good few minutes, so he sat still enough for photos. He was also distracted enough not to remove his hat.

We found a patch of shade in a grassy area of UC Berkeley campus. A more ideal background would not have been as strongly lit; a consistently medium colored background would have better set off Jayden in the foreground. But the photos turned out fine anyways.