Thursday, September 20, 2007


If American babies tend to resemble President Eisenhower, well, Filipino babies certainly look like Chairman Mao. This is Princess, my friend's four-month-old baby.

About a ton of pictures of Princess must already have been taken by my friend and his wife with their phone camera; however, they can only have them printed as wallet-sized photos. That is because anything larger will compromise the quality of the image. So I suggested that we take some photos of Princess with my dSLR, the shots from which they can have printed in any size they want.

Although it requires the patience of a saint, I enjoy taking baby pictures the most, because no matter how good or bad the shot, the awesome ethereal charms of the infant will always stand out.


posted by Señor Enrique at 7:35 AM


Blogger Photo Cache said...

awwww, how cute. pakurot ng pisngi.

September 20, 2007 8:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ay, ang cute! I think I want to have a grandchild na!

I miss having a baby around. Maybe this is the reason why I am always having "baby dreams". Almost every night, nagkaka panaginip ako ng baby.

September 20, 2007 10:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a beautiful photo, eric! the baby looks so adorable. your friends would surely love the photos you took =)

September 20, 2007 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhhhh.... just to be innocent again* sigh Thank U Sr. E! Great piece.

September 20, 2007 11:03 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

I really like the top one! Did you told her a good joke? ;-)

September 20, 2007 11:10 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Baby pictures! When we were babies, my mom would call a professional photographer to take our pictures. I was always the photog's headache because I refused to pose for him. One time when he came and spent hours and hours cajoling us to pose, I was the only one who didn't succumb to his tricks. But when we brought him home and as he was about to alight from the car, I tapped him on the shoulder, stuck my tongue out and smiled and posed. He took a picture of this 3-year old imp. I still have that black-and-white picture. :)

But now, looking at your beautiful beautiful pictures ... wow!

September 20, 2007 11:18 AM  

Blogger pusa said...

i agree in all things you've said, babies are very good photo subjects, they are just soooo cute

September 20, 2007 11:45 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

If that was my mother's baby, Photo Cache, she'd only allow you to kiss the baby's feet. You see, she thinks that no matter how cute the baby is, no one is allowed (especially the guys) to to touch or kiss the face, because the dirty hands or the guy's day old stubble might irritate the baby's delicate skin and cause some rashes.

But this baby's cheeks are so tempting to pinch and kiss because they just puff out of her chubby face ... hehehe! But I remembered my mother's lesson so I just kissed Princess' feet which are just as chubby :)

September 20, 2007 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww! She's really cute!


Yes, their innocent smiles are best compared to adults'.

September 20, 2007 11:53 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Sabi na nga ba, Rhoda, eh. As soon as you these new baby pics, you'd be dying to have one in your home ... hehehe.

Kaya lang, all your kids are still too young to get married and have babies. Hayaan lang silang mag-enjoy.

Hala ka, baka bigla ka na lang mag-adopt ... hehehe. But seriously, there's no better experienced mom I can think of to provide a warm and loving home to an orphaned baby than you, Rhoda. Swerte ang baby :)

September 20, 2007 11:53 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Like I said, Nell, you can't go wrong with taking baby pics because no matter what, they will come out as adorable as you can imagine :)

Yes, my friend was so happy when we picked up the prints from the photolab :)

September 20, 2007 11:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Anonymous. Yes, babies are just perfect images of blissful innocence :)

September 20, 2007 11:56 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

No joke was told, Sidney. Actually, that was taken after she had taken a nap.

You have a few minutes of "magical moments" to take photographs of the baby after he/she had awakened from a restful nap. They usually would be all smiles and pretty much in a very jovial mood.

September 20, 2007 11:58 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Aha! So you were the family's supermodel, huh, Bugsy? Hehehe. I would love to see that picture you speak of.

I think children don't really enjoy being told to strike a particular pose and smile. Better just take pics of them in their usual selves -- more natural pa, di ba? Pero uso nga ang children pics na todo ang mga posing :)

September 20, 2007 12:01 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Aren't they, Pusa? That's why I love taking pics of them :)

September 20, 2007 12:32 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, she is, Kyels ... but then again, all babies are :)

September 20, 2007 12:32 PM  

Blogger pusa said...

hi señor, can i have your email address? i need to ask you something :) my email address is heyokity(at)


September 20, 2007 2:02 PM  

Blogger Oman said...

baby's emotions tell it all. so vulnerable yet so cute. more baby pics please.

September 20, 2007 4:50 PM  

Blogger Aura said...

Cutie,cutie,chubby baby!!!
Love to have one to cudle in my arms right now...(sighhh)

Thanks nga pala for droping by at my blog.You are right,i really consider myself lucky to be in a small but once a great country of the discoverers of the world..

September 20, 2007 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kulit ng itsura... cute na cute! Hindi siya mukhang intsik ha. he he he. I also like the 1st one. Nice shots.

September 20, 2007 6:03 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Pusa! Just sent it to your Yahho addy. But just in case, it's:

September 20, 2007 8:15 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Let me find more parents willing for their babies' pics to be taken by me, Lawstude ... hehehe. Thanks a lot :)

Yes, infants tend to project the truest emotions.

September 20, 2007 8:16 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's right, Aura ... Portugal has so many wonderful architectural treasures that to this day are well restored and maintained. Bet the country boasts many found influences from their discoveries - not only in architecture but in food as well.

Princess is certainly a lovely baby ... hehehe.

September 20, 2007 8:20 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Actually, LAR, the bottom pic came first when she was about to doze off. The second was minutes after shehad awakened from her nap :)

Thanks! I love taking baby pics :)

September 20, 2007 8:21 PM  

Blogger mgaputonimimi said...

ang cute talaga ng mga baby kahit anong baby pa sya... ^_^

September 20, 2007 10:04 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Agree ako sayo, Mimi. Kahit kamukha nila si Eisenhower, Churchill, or Mao -- kalbo man o bungal -- cute na cute pa rin sila ... hehehe.

September 21, 2007 6:34 AM  

Blogger shaz said...

i love taking pictures of babies and of my kids. they have the most honest and pure emotions, and you can enjoy them frame after frame. those are great photos you took, and as always, the witty and beautiful words that go with it are just classic senor enrique.

September 21, 2007 3:53 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Shaz :)

September 22, 2007 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

she's soooooo cute...wish i could have one.hehheeh..waaaaa kya lng baka mafatak ang mamita ko..nyahahaha

September 23, 2007 1:24 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Unarguably, babies are cute and a bundle of fun, Traje, BUT they demand much attention and care, too ... hehehe. Lots of work they are :)

September 23, 2007 7:22 AM  

Blogger Unknown said...

As soon as I unearth it from the many boxes that I have, I will email you a copy ... for your eyes only! :)

September 24, 2007 10:34 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Cool. I promise not to post it, Bugsy ... hehehe.

September 25, 2007 5:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

whenever you feel down,rely on a child to make you smile...:)

September 27, 2007 10:40 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I agree with you Kite. They can be a source of spontaneous joy, as well as a respite from a tough day at work :)

September 28, 2007 6:49 AM  

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