My youngest Granddaughter just turned 6 months and is just getting to the fun age for taking pictures because she smiles and sits up which makes it so much easier. Most photography studios recommend a newborn picture, 6 months and 1 year but during that 6 months they change so drastically. Even if you aren’t photo crazy like me and take pictures daily or weekly you should try to take a photo of baby each month so you can see the change, plus it makes it nice for family who may not see the baby all the time. I like to take hospital photos and then wait for a week or 2 for the newborn photos since their skin will have cleared up and they are more alert (I like newborn photos with baby awake)
The most important thing when taking photos of baby is that you keep them safe and warm. A bean bag chair or a pillow on the bed covered with a pretty blanket is the easiest way to do this. Try to use soft or natural light as much as possible, a chair by the window works great, or even their baby chair out in the yard (in the shade). Don’t try to get fancy with props at this age and get close so baby fills the whole frame and there is no unwanted elements in the background.
Here is our cute girl, she is changing so much and is such a chunky little thing but we are still waiting for hair.
1 month- she is wearing a dress I saved of her mom’s
Here is a scrapbook page I created for her
Click here to download the psd file for this 12×12 page
Do you have a favorite tip for taking pictures of baby?