Kate’s favorite photo of Prince George: What is your favorite shot of your baby?

The Los Angeles Times has a photo that is supposedly Duchess Catherine’s favorite shot of Prince George from their trip to Australia and New Zealand.

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From The Los Angeles Times:

“A snapshot taken by professional photographer Simon Woolf, also a councillor in New Zealand’s Wellington City, was the best of the bunch, he recently told reporters. …

“She said it was just lovely and that it was her favorite photo of the tour,” Woolf told reporters (via E! News). The photographer said he gave the duchess a black-and-white version of the shot when the family left New Zealand. He plans to send framed versions to George’s grandfather, Prince Charles, and his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, according to Hello….

“Woolf was the official New Zealand government photographer, People reported, so he was allowed at each event the royals attended during the nine-day leg of their spring tour. The young prince is said to have just woken up from a nap before the photo was taken –just prior to when other photographers and reporters got access to the trio.

“He just raised his head, smiled and dropped his head back on Princess Catherine’s shoulder. And I just got that shot. It was only one shot,” he told the magazine. “That photo represented the lovely closeness of the family. I was so totally reassured that it is a great relationship.”

I like the shot for two reasons: I love how he is holding her. He is clutching on to her tightly with his little hand and you can tell that he feels safe and loved and that he loves her. I also love his eyes. He looks happy.

It made me think about my favorite shots of my children. My favorite shot of my youngest was taken in a photography studio. She was around three-months old and had rolled herself around in her favorite pink blankie (which is still with us today). She is sucking her thumb and clutching the blankie. She still loves that blankie. The color pink just reflects so beautifully on her face.

My favorite baby shot of my son was taken at our home. Former AJC news photographer Parker Smith, who now shoots the most beautiful baby and wedding photos, came to our house to shoot the kids. Walsh was only two months old and he was lying on his crib blanket on the floor. He pushed his chest up and was looking straight into the camera. He just looks so curious and strong.

My favorite shot of Rose was when she was 2 and baby brother had just arrived. It was taken by my brother-in-law out back of our first house. She had on a pink and red dress and was holding her bounty of grape tomatoes that she had just harvested. The colors are fantastic and her eyes are so big and wide. I framed it and keep in on our kitchen wall.

Can you see why Duchess Catherine likes that particular shot of Prince George? Do you like it? What is your favorite shot of your baby?

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April 29th, 2014
7:00 am

This is a cure topic. My favorite is of my daughter in a dark blue sailor suit, hat included. Standing in front of a mirror laughing at herself. She is about 7 months old. The mirror was on the floor because we were redoing the bathroom. She’s so happy and proud that she pulled herself up. I’m so glad I took the picture then cause her lil chubby butt couldn’t fit that same outfit 3 weeks later.


April 29th, 2014
7:01 am

I meant “cute ” topic not “cure”


April 29th, 2014
9:29 am

Love this topic. I have a 5 month old, and I swear, every picture we take becomes our new “favorite”. I have one from the day he turned 2 months. I had him propped (sitting up) in the glider in the nursery and happened to capture him with the biggest smile on his face…sweet, a bit mischievous, cheerful. I couldn’t get that photo again if I tried. The lighting, his outfit, hair, expression…everything was perfect.


April 29th, 2014
11:02 am

I cannot figure a favorite…I have many….the oldest and her cousin emptying MawMaw’s pantry (all done quietly while we adults were having dinner at the table thinking the were playing with the bowls we had given them to “cook” in. (MawMaw got a lock installed on the pantry the next day). The youngest leaning on a broom while sweeping the porch one Sunday. Oldest petting the neighbors cat. The two of them in Santa Sleigh’s. There are just so darn many I love.


April 29th, 2014
2:15 pm

I love all of them, but my favorites as a group are the three when about ages 11, 7, and 2 with the middle child, brother, sulking as big sis fusses over the baby, and the three together as adults at brother’s wedding (100+ people and several dogs walked a mile in the June heat down to the river to be there, many camping for several days.) Another fave is the three together with the first grandchild. And then there is the one with all them and their mates and children at Thanksgiving 2 years ago…

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April 29th, 2014
3:10 pm

I fall into the category of all of them are my favorites. The photographer that did our wedding photos does pics of my kids twice a year and I could fill albums with those. I also love the ones I take on my smart phone of them just being them.


April 29th, 2014
3:29 pm

That baby is so cute!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I think you should do a column about this campaign and video:


Lots of feelings for and against, and a lot of men feel it is condescending and devalues their role. I would agree with that it does not give the guys any credit. I do cringe a bit when I hear a parent say that they are a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, an accountant, and a myriad of other professions, unless of course they actually are any of these things.


April 30th, 2014
8:20 am

My husband has taken to framing a few instances of our kids with their (and our our family’s) true personalities shining through. They aren’t the perfect pictures that has perfect lighting, but rather they are pictures that show them laughing at the zoo, with smeared ice cream, with mussed-up hair. Those are the moments that I want to remember, not how great a particular outfit looked or a beam of sunshine. Reality is the most important thing.


April 30th, 2014
10:55 pm

A favorite one of my daughter was taken when she was 3 or 4 — she had those sweet childhood curls, and the sun caught her just right, giving the curls a lovely glow. It was just a happy picture! My son, my favorite picture of him is ANY picture where he is smiling naturally. He tends to go solemn when a camera is pointed at him!