QUESTION

Nov 30, 2010

Is it just me?
Why do photographers insist on posing infants like this? Is it a joke among parents? Maybe it's truly a skill to be able to take a normally casual, relaxed position and make it look so unnatural? Or is that the unavoidable end result when posing something small and cute?

Hmm, this guy looks pretty chill.

But then...what the....................................................

or for you more visual people...

19 comments :

Michelle Elaine said...

b.d. wong!

ok posed pictures of babies are weird. but then again so are un-posed. my cousin just posted some up of her baby and omg his legs and hands are all over the place.

i love babies. but maybe not so much in photographs. toddlers > infants. toddlers are fun cause they do stuff

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

wool and misc said...

BARFOLA!! The 2nd to last one is so troubling!

Party Weirdo said...

that last baby picture is just not right. tyra banks would have so many bad things to say about that pose. on the other hand that puppy picture, too cute!

Fashion Intel said...

Baby photos like this make me wanna barf.

blackenedblue said...

I think you probably have to take a special personality test to become a baby photographer. Just like if you want to join CIA.

InnyVinny said...

I think you missed what was really important in those photos. THE HATS. Damn the babies. I want the beanies.

melina bee said...

it looks weird b/c normally little babies don't cross their arms like that. I dunno what bd wong has to do with it though?

Lauren Goddard said...

Babies creep me out, but this just takes them to a whole new level of 'no'. aha, I'm guna have nightmares now.

Rackk and Ruin said...

I'm imagining how creepy A baby would look sitting in lotus or any other yoga pose Not called Happy Baby pose. I'd much rather look at William Wegman photos than posed baby photos any day.

Pennerad said...

re: innyvinny:
ditto.
they have no motor control so these poses are the only alternatives to baby's head lolling back and forth OR baby laying down. photogs are trying to diversify. i'd personally wait til my kid could hold his head up, cuz these are weird.

Sally said...

That 3rd picture cracked me up, it's all so awkward!

And I love the B.D. Wong picture, Law & Order SVU is one of my favorite shows/

Suzanne said...

hahahaha, I never even noticed! I also find the Anne Geddes assortment unappealing, babies as cabbages..? yum..?

Mcmaris said...

It cant help but look cute, but def is kinda creepy. The last baby pic scares me...Is it ok to contort an infants body like that?

gennie said...

HAHAHAHAHA

Stella Mayfair said...

the puppy is all kinds of awesome. i wish i could snuggle with it right now.

but these babies give me the creeps.

Hal said...

wtf is right -- bb never does this pose, nor would i ever pretzel him up in this fashion

kaye i. said...

This could be a reason why I own a dog right now... who by the way sleeps like a bat most of the time ... or just like the dog on the 4th pic.

A.M.M said...

Hahaha awesome pictures

KNITCAKE said...

How strange. This post made me laugh and then do that gooey cute voice when I saw the puppy.