How to Take Baby Pictures
Big adorable eyes, small, rosebud nose, cupid lips, and chubby cheeks: we know a precious baby when we see one. And it’s usually ours! We like to hold them, feed them, change them, and when they are asleep, we can stare at them for hours.
If you are a parent already, you know that the baby months go by quickly. It’s not too long before they grow up to be toddlers, then pre-teens, and eventually, adults. Before all those changes happen, you should take numerous pictures of your sweet baby and immortalize those irreplaceable moments.
Below are five tips on how to perfectly capture your little one.
1. Play Parent Paparazzi
If you want to take memorable pictures of your baby, you must play “Parent Paparazzi.” Every moment with your beautiful baby should be a photo session. Whether they are eating, sleeping, or crawling around, you should have your camera ready to snap these moments.
With luck, you will find you have taken the most genuine baby pictures from simple moments spent with your baby, snapped at a moment’s notice, than you could ever achieve with a timed photographer.
Whether it is a professional shoot or playing “parent paparazzi,” make sure that you capture all the tiny details when taking pictures of your beautiful baby.
2. Use Sunlight as Your Lighting
If you decide to have a professional shoot, remember that sunlight is the best lighting for your baby. Sunlight as your lighting will make the pictures appear as natural as possible.
3. Shoot From Above
Take the photos from above. Always shoot from the baby’s nose up, and not from below the chin. It never looks good on anyone. If the baby is on an elevated platform, table, kitchen counter, make sure to get eye level so you can establish eye contact.
4. Make Sure Your Baby Is Happy Before the Photo Shoot
One trick for a successful photo shoot is to keep baby as happy as possible before taking the pictures. Keep them warm if they are cold, cool if too hot, fed if hungry, and let them nap if they want to. Make sure to keep at proximity baby’s favorite peluches rattles to prompt a spontaneous smile. The family pet is often a great source of smiles and giggles for baby. Make it fun! Catering to their needs ensures that babies cooperate during the photoshoot and allows you or the photographer to take the most endearing baby pictures.
5. Capture Everything
Whether it is a professional shoot or playing “parent paparazzi,” make sure that you capture all the tiny details when taking pictures of your beautiful baby. A crinkly chin, a curled toe, a puckered lip, every tiny detail can make the pictures appear more candid.
Above all, remember to have fun!
Calisson Toys Team