You know that book, “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten?” Well, all Lorik (age 1) really needs to know he learned from Tyra. When my friend at KidFriendlyDC told me she was looking for a baby model for a Sneekis DC-themed onesie… it felt like graduation day.
Lorik has been preparing for this moment his whole life—watching Top Model before he was even born. Picture a pregnant lady, too nauseous and lazy to leave the couch, shoveling Ben & Jerry’s and practicing the “smize” and the “booty-touch” with each spoonful. I swear Lorik would give me an elbow in the gut every time Tyra told a contestant they were no longer in the running.
But back to the point… Lorik was ready. We put on the long-sleeved onesie and headed outside in the 90+ degree heat for a photo shoot. Like Tyra says… it’s a model’s job to be professional. Nobody asks a model if they’re hot or cold. Uncomfortable, tired, hungry? Not important.
I put him outside on our front stoop and tried to get him to stand up so we could see that super-cute DC onesie.
We got so many amazing shots, like this one:
Some models have “blue steel,” Lorik has the “wah, pick me up” face.
Don’t worry, though. The big sisters got involved to help Lorik perfect his pose…
But since we weren’t trying to model Target-brand size 4 diapers (as seen clearly in the photo above), we had to keep trying. This time, Dave was behind the lens. And Lorik turned into Naomi Campbell, wanting no part of any of this anymore.
Then my neighbor walked outside. She couldn’t see the baby from where she was standing and thought Dave and I were taking pictures of each other. You know… as lovers do.
But thank goodness for my neighbor because she somehow got my moody model to stand up and W-E-R-K.
Check it out…
He totally nailed it! Don’t you suddenly want to rock a onesie? Are bodysuits back in? Because I want one!
PS- Sneekis does make grown up clothes, too. Just not grown-up onesies. But that DC flag with beer or coffee incorporated in the design? Gold!
Once Lorik’s work was done, we rewarded him by letting him eat lunch. I don’t know why he was so cranky… a model should know we can’t have any rolls in these photos. He only had to lose 10 pounds for the shoot. What’s the big deal?
*** Check out KidFriendly DC for a Sneekis t-shirt giveaway happening this week!***