It was the only way to get her to talk.
(submitted by Hollie)
See! Michael Jackson wasn’t the only, first, and certainly won’t be the last, person to ever dangle their baby precariously.
Add me to the this picture is awkward group… The people are cute, the photo is weird.
Like.. why does it HAVE to be on a train track? All i can envision is a train coming full force..
HAHAHAH. Muito lindo, parabéns! 🙂
We are soooo caught up about what other people think that we loose our inner kid and experience and imagination. We are just soooo right or righteous that we forget about being held by our arms and spinned round and round until we are dizzy or by our legs…maybe she will be a ballerina because of this or an astronaut or pilot who can define up and down regardless of where she is.. I say turn your kids upside down, spin them around and give them every experience you can if you love them make a memory and be safe but take chances and do your best not to hurt them, and if you do, say your sorry, kiss it and make it as better as you can because YOU have to live with yourself and your toe (tore) up child if you damage them. Do Not Teach Fear we have enough of that. Care is great though. Who better to turn her world upside down…Do u see the grip her parents have on her, lol…I think the title should be . WE GOT YOU BABY…NO MATTER WHAT! Hang in there cause things are not what they seem. Sorry I had to add this after reading some of those negative crazy comments!
Relax Janice, it’s just a picture and people are entitled to their opinions. Just because I think the photo is ridiculous doesn’t mean I’ve lost my inner child. 🙂 I’m sure they had their reasons for posing this way, but lets face it, they look silly.
Woah! Calm down, ma’am!
Janice probably took this photo.
love it…how original! She will have a wonderful life looking at the world through different eyes!
I love this too! How cool
Who said babies like to be upside down? Sure some may…but not all. My son certainly doesn’t like to be upside down! This picture is really odd.
That’s why it’s here.
Look at THIS baby’s face. She’s loving it. I had one child that did one that didn’t. Leave it to the parents to know best! imho: great photo!
Okay, you said yourself that some babies like to be upside down… so, by your logic, perhaps this particular child is one of those babies?
I know my 10 month old gets a big kick out of it. (Of course, I hold him around the waist with both of my arms wrapped around him, and no where near train tracks, but still…)
They must’ve heard that holding your child upside down while kissing on a train track would bring good fortune.
NOT the time to be kissing! Such a weird photo.
Seriously, people? Have neither of these parents ever learned the number one basic rule of railroad safety? NEVER WALK ON RAILROAD TRACKS. Never. Did I mention “never”?
I think the first five minutes of Fried Green Tomatoes ought to be required viewing in every elementary school classroom.
They aren’t always in use. In my shoots I use old railroad tracks that haven’t been used in YEARS. On another note, trains are pretty loud and slow, if one was coming I would “hope” even a turtle could move out of the way fast enough. 🙂
Thanks for the tip, mommmmmmmmmmm. I come to AFP for the wisdom shared by concerned comment makers.
There are hundreds of miles of unused railroad track and sidings all across the country. If a a train hasn’t been by in the past 25 or you know part of the track has been taken up where it used to cross a road… you can feel safe to snap a few photos.
Actually, I think the most awkward thing about this picture is the camera angle. I wish they’d shot it dead on instead of all catty-corner like that.
I like everything else about the photo, it’s cute. Like a previous poster said, babies like to be upside down.
I agree! I just think it’s cute…though the sideways angle makes me want to use Google’s Picasa to straighten it…
Oh, and I wonder how the baby felt afterwards.
hahaha this is epic. There once a time and a place for railroad tracks you guys 🙂 I took this about 4 years ago! 🙂
Hey Joe! She looks like she’s….leaning! I think the picture’s really cute though. Not diggin’ the train tracks.
Nice reference to an awesome movie! I actually thought of that too.
Ha ha ha this is epic. …. Because i took this about four years ago. 🙂 couple loved it.
Well I think it’s cute and you’ve got skills! Great lighting. 🙂
Well thank you 🙂
Brooke, was it your idea or the couple’s to have the child upside down? If it was your idea, what prompted it?
It is a nice photo.
Omigosh! This is hilarious! My first granddaughter was born the end of April 2011 and I can so see my son and daughter-in-law doing this!
I think that’s fabulous! The frisson generated by the viewer’s questions of “is there a train coming?” “Will they drop her?” is just exquisite. And all well-composed and beautifully backlit.
They’d better check the ground for loose change that might have fallen out of the pockets on her onesie!
I surprised no one has mentioned the woman’s face, it just looks… strange.
I see what you mean. Yeah, strange…
yea it has a way of looking like her forehead got cut out of the rest of the head. But I’m thinking that wonderful sunset back lighting just threw some glare on that part of her head and above her nose and so you can’t see the other eye (one eye hiding behind all that hair.). It’s a great photo. Kid was probably fussing and sometimes babies will love being upside down for a little bit and they’ll be quiet and happy!…
She looks GREAT! Figure is awesome and I am loving the kiss. Gooo Mom! forget the haters.
My kids loved hanging upside down. I think it was brilliant on the part of the photographer to find a cute way to get her to smile. The train tracks do still puzzle me.
♫♫ I said upside down
You’re turning me
You’re giving love instinctively ♫♫
“Make a wish and pull”…Before they discovered turkeys in North America, Europeans already had a ‘wishbone’ tradition of their own.
I think they were going for “head over heels in love.”
It was at this time little Emily said her first three words “Express train coming”
Alan..too funny..LOL for 2 minutes…
♫♫ “My baby takes the morning train…”♫♫
Actually, I think the whole thing is adorable. The kid looks happy, too. 🙂
Another fauxtographer strikes again! This one hits nearly all of the fauxtog cliches: Train tracks, backlighting from the sun, posed kisses, and wacky kid posing. All we’re missing is a brick wall and something vintage, like suitcases or a shabby chic chair. Maybe that’s in the rest of the session’s photos.
Backlighting equals fauxtography?? Noooo….props to people who can properly expose for backlight. The pose though….yeah, weird.
It does look awkward… I’m pretty sure he’s holding the skirt of her dress together so it doesn’t flop over her face, but it’s not obvious at first glance.
(And now *I* feel totally awkward for having stared at it for so long trying to work it out. Yeesh.)
I think he looks like Nick Lachey.
Meh. Babies like to be upside down. I think this one is cute.
Someone is in darn fine shape after having that baby!!
I was thinking the same thing! She looks great.
no baby bump
Younger women rebound more quickly, and also seem to CARE more about looking wonderful for their husband and staying healthy and fit. She’s a perfect example of that! Obvious she worked hard and was dedicated to get her figure back.
@ Dunstan – Ewww.
Are you trying to start trouble?? Or are you just inflammatory by nature?
Maybe it’s just a prop the photographer brought along.
good for her!
She does look fabulous, but looks to me she’s had at least a year to work it all off (plus was probably in good shape before the baby). That baby is a year or so old – has on walking shoes. She’s not a newborn infant.
I think I can create a movie plot based just on this picture: a twisted, psychotic thriller where on the surface everything seems so perfect and normal, but…
Kiss. Check. (of course)
Upside down baby. Check.
Train tracks. Check.
Ahh… Finally! I’m not the only person who puts large, creepy, letter logos on their family photos.
You think the “B” pattern is their family crest?
I think this really may have been an old postcard for the Boston metro area.
They’re holding her upside down so that the butterflies on her dress will be right-side up.
I think I can create an entire movie plot based around this photo. A twisted, psychotic thriller where everything seems perfect on the surface but…
She looks calm. That’s good.
I am guessing this is their Christmas card picture.
The Polar Express! Now it makes sense…except the upside down part.
Maybe its the Southern Hemisphere version of the Polar Express.
Kiss me or I’ll drop her. LOL!
I dunno – she doesn’t look unhappy about it. Nice photo.
That’s not a smile, it’s a frown turned upside-down.
I’m absolutely certain they love their child, and they both (especially Mom) appear to have a firm grip on her. Still, I’d have to ask…WHY???
Are they making a wish??
Ha! Good one! 😀
It’s odd enough that they are holding their little girl upside down, but it’s down right bizarre that they are doing it while standing on railroad tracks.
my thoughts exactly!
Make a wish! Looks like they have a grip on a wishbone after Thanksgiving dinner–with hobos along the railroad.
oh yes, and on the railroad tracks no less!! i hope someone called CPS. haha!
Notice also that they’re standing on railroad tracks.
Maybe it’s a suicide pact. They’ll kiss until the next train comes along.
The only thing that saves this pic is how happy that cute little baby looks.
That is just awkwardly adorable!
I kind of like this one! =)
that poor baby is going to be in therapy for a looonng time!
Maybe they r potraying the way the baby was inside of her before she gave birth…
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