So much for being a tired parent! Photographer and new mum Laura Izumikawa has turned nap time into a masterpiece, dressing her four-month-old daughter in incredible homemade outfits.
Izumikawa has dressed Joey Marie Choi in dozens of different looks while she falls asleep. Once she has dozed off, the finishing touches are applied before the photos are taken.
From mermaids to Dragon Ball Z characters, Joey has cosplayed with the best of them, despite being totally unaware of her fame. Speaking to The Huffington Post, the L.A. photographer said that sleeping when her daughter did just didn’t work for her. She said her daughter sleeps deeply, so getting the shots doesn’t disturb her, “A couple times she’s woken up while I’m dressing her up, but she’ll just look at me a little dazed and then fall right back to sleep.”
“I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones.”
With nearly 60,000 followers on Instagram (and climbing) her punny captions and hilarious use of emoticons give insight into just how fun she finds the experience. “Initially when I started getting a ton of online attention, there was a bit of a mother-bear type of panic, and I thought about stopping,” she said. “But then I started receiving messages from countless people who said that the photos and videos were the highlight of their day and for some, a thing they enjoy to watch with their kids,” she added.
Izumikawa said “I really hope she’ll see the photos and videos in the future and have a good laugh. Hopefully she’ll see how loved she was.” We think she will, and wish we had baby photos like this. You can see more of the incredible photos on her Instagram account.
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Behind the shot: Anyone obsessed with #StrangerThings like I am?? If you haven't seen it already, do yourself a favor and WATCH IT. Couldn't believe we already had the perfect pink dress and Eggos at home for this #eleven look! | Joey went down in record time today. 1 minute! Must be all that mind-fighting with the demogorgon.🐉