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Baby’s First Year: Must Capture Photo Milestones
What’s the first thing people ask when talking about babies? “Do you have a picture?” Babies are probably one of the cutest things to photograph. They change so much over the first year, you won’t want to miss a thing. By planning ahead you can be sure to capture all the important milestones on film.
Investing in extra rechargeable batteries for your camera means you’ll always have fresh batteries available when you need them (just remember to keep them charged!). On my personal blog I share some great tips on photographing newborns from Professional Photographers.
Here are some newborn moments you won’t want to miss:
1. Birth/hospital stay (Include any first meetings with relatives!)
2. Religious Ceremonies (i.e. Baptism)
3. First bath
4. First smile
5. Pushing up on arms, and later all fours
7. Learning to sit
8. Starting solid foods
9. Pulling up/standing
10. First steps
Use your daily activities as a guide too:
- If baby goes to daycare, include some shots of the building and his caretakers.
- If it snows, capture baby’s first experience in the snow.
- If you visit the beach, capture baby playing in the sand.
And don’t forget holiday pictures! You can dress baby up for Halloween even if she’s too young to Trick or Treat. Have your own photo shoot at home, with baby in her costume. Tuck her in an Easter basket for a great Spring shot. You don’t have to pay a fortune to get adorable holiday photographs. Use your own props and you’ll end up with much more personal memories!
By keeping your camera ready for action, and thinking ahead to the moments you want to capture, you’ll be sure to have a great photo collection of baby’s first year. Although you may still want to include some professional studio portraits, you can save time and money by staging your own photo session at home.
Stay tuned for Life with a Newborn next Thursday for Treating Your Newborn’s Cradle Cap.