A New Year is always filled with excitement. So, let’s spend the first part of this year, 2018, talking about your baby’s first year. If you’re a parent of a newborn you most likely spend a lot of time taking baby pictures on a regular basis. You just can’t get enough of that little face and understandably so.
However, if you are like most parents you don’t really have a plan for the pictures you take. You just grab your camera (or probably your phone) and start snapping pictures. While you can get some good pictures like this there are a few ideas you don’t want to miss out on:
I’m sure you have seen these pictures floating around on social media. The trend now is to take monthly pictures of your baby with tags or signs that say how many months old they are. This is a great idea because it helps you see their growth in photos. And, it’s not easy to remember years later exactly how old they were in each picture. This is a fun way to document your baby’s first year.
I don’t think there is anything that is as peaceful as a sleeping baby. It seems like all they do is sleep at first, but that won’t last long. Make sure you snap some baby pictures while they are fast asleep. This is also a great one you can get as they get a little older since it will be one of the only times they are staying still.
If you have a little bald baby you may need to wait awhile to snap these pictures. But, if your child has a good head of hair you can start early. These pictures are usually silly and ones you aren’t going to put on a birth announcement (those should really be photographers from a professional newborn photographer), but they are fun to look back on. When your child is older they will think these are so funny to look at.
The time will pass quickly when you can still dress your baby. As soon as they become toddlers they will want to do it “all by myself” and you won’t have a say. So, make sure during the first year you get some pictures with those adorable baby hats and bows.
It can be easy to forget getting baby pictures with other family members. In most families mom tends to take most of the pictures which means she doesn’t end up in many of them. You are building special memories with your child and you should document them. Your child won’t remember anything from their first year, but they will love being able to look at the photographs with you and see how much they were loved.
This is also a good reminder why it’s important to have photo sessions with a professional photographer from time to time. A photographer will be able to get the whole family in the picture. And, they can provide you with high-quality prints that you can display on your wall for all to see.
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