I was inspired by a photograph taken several years ago by the wedding and family portrait photographer David Ziser. (Here’s a link to the original article.)
I remember wanting to try something like it for a long time, but as happens, I had forgotten about it until just recently. I had the opportunity present itself in the middle of a forest earlier this month. I was photographing some candids and “Hey, I was here” kind of shots for myself, sitting under a tree with the newest addition to a friend’s family. As we were all sitting there, I saw this image form in my head quite clearly. It took me until I was already home and starting to work on finishing it that I remembered the original source inspiration in Mr. Ziser’s article.
So, yeah, just for fun and as a proof of concept, here is baby Ada’s hand, with Mom.