One thing about babies is that they are delicious, and we want to shower them with kisses all the time. They also grow fast, and before you know it, they are no longer babies. So what’s best than capturing those squishy priceless moments you share with your munchkin? With these tips, you can capture amazing photos of your little one before they grow out of those fancy newborn baby clothes.
Perfect your lighting
Lighting is everything if you want to capture the glowing look of your baby. Choose a spot with plenty of natural light, for instance, an area in your house that gets the most sunlight. The warm morning sun rays provide good lighting for such moments.
Be ready to capture during the happiest hour.
Your baby will sometimes be grumpy and will not want anything to do with your photoshoots. So be ready to capture the moments during your baby’s happiest hour, probably after a meal or playtime.
Use neutral-colored props and outfits.
You don’t want contrasting colors to steal your baby’s special moments. It is best to pick newborn baby clothes and props with neutral colors that reflect the light instead of absorbing it.
Keep the background simple.
Ensure the background is simple to allow your little one to be the focus of your photo.
Set up your camera
Before you start shooting, set up your camera to the correct setting depending on the lighting. Portrait mode is best to blur the background and smoothen your baby’s skin tone and hair for an angelic look.
Prepare your baby
Ensure that your little one is full, well-rested and comfortable before picking up your camera. Remember that a happy baby makes heartwarming photos.
Use toys to catch their attention.
Unless you always have your camera ready, capturing those beautiful grins of your baby can be a little challenging. Luckily you can use toys and songs to capture their attention and get that perfect shot.
Support the baby on set
Shooting your baby on the floor is perfect if you want to capture overhead shots, ensuring they do not roll off. Another idea is to have someone hold the baby while covered in a bulky blanket to keep them less fussy.
Prepare adequately beforehand
Ensure you are baby ready before the shoot. First, adjust the lighting before positioning your baby to avoid going back and forth. Also, your backup of newborn baby clothes and props should be ready if you want to swap them.
Newborn photography has trends, but this is your baby, so you should feel free to inject your personality into it. You want your baby’s photos to stand out and capture the moments in meaningful ways for you and your family.
A key takeaway
Prioritize the safety of your little one. When photographing, do not leave your baby unattended and use soft and comfortable props.