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Capture all those moments forever with photography. Our guide shares all the tips and tricks you need to take adorable baby photos.
Keyword(s): baby photos
Babies seem to grow at the speed of light!
In the blink of an eye, they turn from a newborn into a toddler. Unless you get photos, those first wisps of baby hair and quiet sleepy days are gone forever.
But professional baby photos can be incredibly expensive and they're not always the best way to get natural shots. Instead, get behind the camera yourself and start snapping away!
Make sure each of your photography sessions looks professional with our tips for photographing babies.
If you want to set up a photo shoot, a theme is always a great idea! A lot of professional photographers use themes to make their shoots stand out and ensure they're always fun.
From a kawaii shoot, which is a favorite at Wriggleford, to simply choosing a color for your theme, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. Take a look at what you have around your home or check out some of these ideas for inspiration:
Not everyone loves themed photoshoots, and that's okay. There are plenty of other ideas to create adorable little baby pictures.
Make sure the clothes are cleaned, ironed, and put on properly before you start snapping. There's nothing worse than taking 30 pictures before you realize there's a food stain on your baby's onesie!
If you prefer, you can shoot your baby in just a diaper for a natural look. These work especially well with newborns and when your little one is sleeping, creating peaceful snapshots of real life.
Toys are a great addition to infant photography. Not only are they bright and usually visually appealing, but you can also snap shots of your little one playing with them. That always makes for adorable photos!
The toys will keep your baby busy too. They'll help keep tantrums at bay and make for a much happier photoshoot.
When taking baby pictures, it's important you get on their level. Shots taken from above often look amateur and can be pretty unflattering for little ones.
Instead, set up a tripod at eye level with your baby. The tripod will make sure you get super sharp, steady pictures and you can find the perfect angle and height before you start shooting.
If you have a sleepy newborn, try to take pictures from the side at their level rather than above. These'll be much cuter and add a professional feel.
If you're looking to get more natural shots throughout the day, know what makes them happy. If bath time has your little one giggling and smiling, it's the perfect time to bring out the camera! Or if they look adorable when they're waking up, keep the camera nearby.
It's often easy to forget to capture these happy moments, but they're important. If you want cute photos, knowing when your little one's going to look adorable, be smiling, and definitely not be crying is a must! Find their happy times and choose these moments to bring out the camera.
A lot of these tips are best for babies who are a little bit older. If you've got a newborn baby, the way you capture them might be a little different.
Your newborn will be sleeping a lot, so here are some baby portrait tips for when your little one's napping:
When taking photos of newborns, you have the element of sleep on your side. Newborns sleep almost constantly, making this the perfect time to get some great shots! Play around as they sleep to see what you can capture.
Your baby will grow quicker than you realize, and capturing their growth is important for many parents. But while it's the dream to get perfect baby photos, remember to have fun whilst shooting too! Play with your little one and enjoy the time you're spending with your newborn.
For more baby and parent lifestyle tips, be sure to take a look at other articles on our blog, like our recent Mommy and Me post.
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