Baby Doll

Baby Doll - Awkward Galleries

“Los Angeles-based photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa has found creative inspiration in naptime, dressing her 4-month-old daughter, Joey Marie Choi, in costumes while she sleeps. The outfits and props are mostly derived from pop culture icons like Jon Snow, Pikachu and Beyoncé, as well as movies and TV shows like Stranger Things and Star Wars.

Izumikawa had planned to sleep while her daughter slept, but quickly found this wasn’t right for her. “I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” she told The Huffington Post. “Because Joey slept so deeply, 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.”

The fun project quickly gathered over 30,000 Instagram followers.

For Joey’s part, the costumes don’t bother her and she usually sleeps through it. “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,” Izumikawa told The Huffington Post. “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.”

Izumikawa hopes her project will encourage other parents to express their own senses of humor.  “I hope that these photos and videos will make people smile and also remind parents to have fun with their kids and not get too caught up in the seriousness of parenting.”

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In Awkward Galleries • August 26th, 2016 • 2 Comments »

Cabbage Patch Twins

Cabbage Patch Twins - Babies

“My extended family in Idaho already had a Cabbage Patch Kid in the family, so they gave it a twin.”

(via source)

In Babies • August 25th, 2016 • Add A Comment »


Really? - Babies

“This is me at two months old.  It has been a family favorite because of the seriously annoyed look on my face. Even at that age I began questioning people around me and thinking to myself ‘Why, why must I do this?!’”

(submitted by Angela)

In Babies • August 24th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Baby Fight

Baby Fight - Babies

“This was in my hometown newspaper. Looks like a couple babies didn’t like each other.”

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In Babies • August 17th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Baby Hannibal

Baby Hannibal - Babies

“My son was in a spooky mood when I snapped this pic. It could have been in a flashback sequence from ‘Silence of the Lambs’! We do strap him in when wheeling him around in the stroller, but that’s pretty much where the comparison ends!”

(submitted by Mitch)

In Babies • August 16th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Just Shoot Me

Just Shoot Me - Babies

“One of many shots from our worst portrait sitting ever! Shoots only got more stressful when your little brother is born!”

(submitted by Nancy)

In Babies • August 11th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

My Precious

My Precious - Babies

“My daughter had her cake smash for her first birthday yesterday. Definitely my favorite picture.”

(via source)

In Babies • August 8th, 2016 • Add A Comment »
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