1. Photograph babies in the morning light. Babies are well rested and better fed in the morning. Breastmilk is richer and thicker for baby to be fuller longer. Happy babies make better pictures.
2. Keep it simple. Use less to make your baby the spotlight. How cute is the pic below?
3. Use a prop to record the babies size. You want to see and remember how little they were. I always loved the numbers in the picture with how old they are. I love this picture of the baby in dad’s big arm!
4. Use a baby book or journal for the first years and record with pictures, weight, sizes, firsts. You can do this simply with paper and pen, dry erase board or a chalkboard.
5. Find objects to set them in or on. I put my son in a basket I had. Then dressed him and his brother in matching overalls. It was so cute. Enjoy the way the babies are now and then. They grow up all too fast.
Last but not least, make sure you take the time to include yourself in the photo as often as you can. They will grow up and want to see you in their photos. We, as moms tend to not want to be in the photo. Make the time and be in the photo for your kids. It’s important that they see you see yourself as valuable. You are valuable at any weight or size to be in their pictures with them. Do it! What is your favorite way to photography your kids or babies? Leave me a comment!