From Photoshop, of course. This composite image is made up of three different photographs. First came the baby. This is my newest grandchild, Vivian, born only a few weeks ago. In this image she is only two days old. Someone gave her a bouquet of balloons in the hospital and we tied them to her to make a funny photo. That gave me the idea for this image of a baby floating in a sky with balloons..
First thing I had to do was replace the real balloons with a generic variety. In the studio I photographed some helium filled balloons tied around a doll. I did this against white so it would be easy to silhouette later.
I wanted to have the baby and balloons floating against a cloudy sky. I keep a file of sky photos but I found them all too dark so I photographed a new sky that was light and airy to use for the composite. Silhouetting the baby in a swaddling blanket was easy. Next came the part where I had to silhouette the balloons. This is was very time consuming because of the thin ribbons. Once that was done, it was simply a matter of combining the three images and tweaking the assembly a bit. Because this is intended as a stock shot I left some large neutral areas top left and bottom as copy space.