On a whim, my sister-in-law and I decided that Ronan needed to be dressed up in a little football outfit and photographed in those delightful newborn poses you see from professional photographers. I did a little research on Ravelry and found two patterns to modify. Both pieces were made with Malabrigo Rios in “Coco” and “Natural.” First, the hat:
I made a ton of modifications to this pattern. All of them can be found here. I (poorly) embroidered some laces on the hat to make it look more authentic. I think it turned out pretty cute!
The soaker got some laces, too:
The details on the soaker can be found here.
The photo shoot went incredibly well, considering I was behind the camera. It would have been easier to pull off had I had full use of my knee, but I did what I could. My sister-in-law did a fantastic job posing him, holding up backgrounds, and slipping him his pacifier when needed. Ronan did not behave. He was crying, grimacing, and/or covering his face for most of the shoot. Don’t let these shots fool you!
I’m looking forward to doing a shoot with the girls once the weather cooperates. It’s been rainy for the past two days, and we’re expecting more tomorrow. Maybe I can get some shots of them in their Christmas outfits!