“The next step was setting up the scene, framing the shot, arranging the props, and setting up the lighting as appropriate. Some of the setups were elaborate, like the bench press photo,” Matt wrote. “For this one, I made a platform that hung from the ceiling. He set up the camera and also held the bar over Ryan, so all he had to do was grab it, instead of holding it.”
Of course, handling a newborn and a camera is a very difficult feat, if not impossible. Fortunately, he had a lot of help from his wife, Alyssa, who was a great coach to Ryan during all of the creative photo shoots.NhuY
“My wife would often help me by holding him up so I could put his hands/arms/legs in certain positions, holding things,” he explained. “After I got Ryan’s photos, I’d take a few photos of anything he couldn’t hold, like the swinging ax or the fish on the fishing line.”
Matt would then pore over the many photographs he took for usable components. He collected these elements and made composite images, which amounted to the amazing finished photos.
People have absolutely fallen in love with the sweet and oh-so-creative images of little baby Ryan. Of course, because the Internet is full of opinions, some people expressed concern for the safety of little Ryan.
Matt has assured everyone that Ryan was never in any real danger. All the crazy and funny elements included are simply the work of photo editing magic! You really don’t think someone stuffed this beautiful baby into the body of a cooked turkey, do you?
Having a premature baby can be a very stressful experience for parents, but Matt and Alyssa made the most of it and now they have these beautiful pictures to prove it. Matt even offered advice for other parents: “My three tips for parents of preemies are to be patient, positive, and seek support.”