Not every photo shoot has to make your child look like a little angel. "I found that there's a high demand for a more sophisticated, fashion-y, hipster feel for children's portraiture," says Chicago-based fashion and commercial photographer Maria Ponce — the camera star who also captured these amazing pregnancy pics.
Ponce's newest endeavor, Born and Raised Photography, follows those bumps as they grow into their own unique people, and yes, she likes to bring a little edge into her camera work. Whimsical and hip, Ponce is more likely to shoot a kid under the train tracks than in a field of flowers. If you share a similar aesthetic — i.e. would rather put your daughter in Babiators than a bow (full disclosure: that's my daughter, Mae, rocking shades and black) — then follow Maria's tips to make your little one look like the coolest kid in town at your next photo shoot.
Source: Born and Raised Photography