It was a very nice afternoon. Blake and his family met up with me at the Hermosa Beach Pier for their shoot. Blake’s mother, Mary, asked me beforehand if they could bring some props for the shoot, which was perfectly fine with us. Whatever we can do to ease the child and warm him up for the camera is more than welcome. And as it turned out, having some of Blake’s favorite toys around was a great move. I had little trouble getting the most adorable expressions out of him.