Of all the many babies I've photographed in the last year, only two of them were girls. I can't explain it. When I learned that my sister would be having a baby girl (after two boys), I knew I wanted to celebrate her girl-ness in photos, both because it was a fun opportunity for me to do something different, and because she would be the first girl in our family in a very long time.
Once I met Baby Lane, I decided that flowers had to be involved. I've always had a thing for Dutch paintings, specifically the very realistic botanical still life ones with dark backgrounds and soft window light. So this Rachel Ruysch painting became my inspiration.