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Posted Fri, March 18, 2011 3:46pm EDT

Baby Callum's Ready For His Close-Up!

Callum loves being photographed. He’s a natural in front of the camera!

It’s hardly surprising. He’s had a lens thrust in his face from the minute he popped into this world.

Jill and I have cataloged every burp, fart, laugh and bath on film – and I’ve literally got hours of footage taken with my handy Flip camera (the perfect pocket-sized accessory for the parent paranoid they’ll miss something important). As a child of the pre-digital age, I think there are about five photos of me as a baby — yet in three short months, we’ve already taken more shots of Callum than one computer will hold.

It’s both a blessing and a curse of our generation that we have the ability to capture ever second of our offsprings’ lives. But we can, so we do – driven by the fear our kids will grow up and graduate college in the time it takes to replace a memory card.

Callum recently passed the three month milestone, so Jill and I felt it was important to properly mark the occasion with some quality photos. Since neither of us are the next Mario Testino or an as-yet undiscovered Darren Aronofsky, we decided to call in someone who knows what they’re doing to capture his cuteness for posterity.

Fortunately we’re blessed with friends with talents and the very excellent Lauren Touryan allowed Callum to pose for her at her New York studios. And as you can see from the photos above, the little poser didn’t disappoint, wriggling and giggling on cue. We love the end result, especially his little war scars — the result of a fistfight with his own face — and the little birthmark on the top of his chest that appeared about a month ago!

I hope you like them too. If you’re in the New York area and want to capture your own babe on cam,  you can contact Lauren through her website

— Ian Garland
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