Tips to help you take beautiful baby pictures

December 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As you might gather, one of my many passions is taking baby pictures and I have snapped a number of really cute chappies (and chappettes!) over the years. So I wanted to share some tips with you to make it easier if you decide to take a few pictures of your baby at home, become a happy snapper by reading this blog.

  • Work out happy time: Once you get to know your baby’s routine a little better you’ll notice times of the day when they seem happier than others. Obviously nothing ruins a perfectly good picture more than a baby who suddenly starts screaming so pick the times of the day when they are normally at their happiest and you’ve got more of a chance of nailing the perfect shot.
  • Keep your camera handy: It’s not a bad idea to keep your camera’s battery charged and ready to go, in fact, you might want to leave a few cameras in different locations around the house. You never know when the perfect photo opportunity will appear so be prepared and you can capture your little one when they produce their sweetest smile.
  • Get the angle right: Part of the problem of photographing babies (or should that be one of the many problems?) is finding the perfect angle. This is especially true when you are snapping newborns. All you see is a bright red face staring out of a crib. Try to get down to their level though, you could place baby on a changing mat on the floor and lie next to them when you take a picture. Or get somebody to cuddle baby and you can get up close with the angle and take pictures from a variety of positions.
  • Take regular pictures: The more pictures you take the better they become and you can document your baby’s growth using photos taken on a regular basis. Babies change so much in the first few weeks after they are born so it’s worth taking as many pictures as you can and there’s bound to be a few ‘money shots’ amongst them.

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