Your baby is on the way; it’s an important event that you’ll want to capture on film. From pregnancy to their first smile, time will go by very fast. Here are our best tips to get great results with each shot.
With their irresistible mimicking, silky-smooth skin and captivating eyes, you’d be hard pressed to find photo subjects better than babies and newborns. Your work, however, is cut out for you with these little prima donnas—getting them in position for the right camera angles, the minuteness of their features and their pale complexion tend to complicate the task. Get your gear together—it’s time to learn some tips and the right camera settings to light up the first moments of their lives and capture these magical memories, from pregnancy to your baby’s first steps. All you’ll have left to do is share your photos with your loved ones or collect them in a birth photo book, so you can take them out to admire year after year.
For a little help, check out this report that brings together all the important advice you need for great pregnancy and baby photos.
Pregnant and photogenic!
Nine months…it seems like an eternity, but in retrospect these months will appear to fly by in no time. Don’t miss it—take as many photos as you can and think of all the superb things you could do with them, like putting together a photo book that tells the story of your pregnant adventures. Simplify your life and follow our tips from month 1 of your pregnancy to learn how to make mom an icon. The whole family will truly appreciate it.
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Photographing baby’s arrival
The birth of a child is a moment of monumental happiness that you’ll want to keep and share through announcements and photo albums. To mark the occasion, bring your A-game and develop the reflexes that will help you celebrate your baby. Whether you’re taking photos for a family photo album or announcements, the photos of your baby’s arrival must be worthy of these magic moments. We tell you everything you need to know to deftly photograph the latest addition to your family: ideal lighting, the right vantage point that doesn’t squish your baby or make them uncomfortable, plus all kinds of creative ideas.
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Ready…set…camera: baby’s here!
Other parents will tell you—babies change fast. Don’t miss anything form their first moments of life up to their first steps—learn how to photograph these very special models that can sometimes be finicky subjects. Sometimes, you have to be patient, get creative and pay special attention to the background to snap beautiful photos of your baby. Preparing the shoot, original camera angles, etc…delve into the world of baby photos.
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Sharing the love
Telling the story of your baby’s birth, capturing their first moments of life and putting it all together in a photo book for yourself and your family—what a great idea! To make it really come to life, take a lot of different photos and retouch them so you can showcase them in a magnificent photo album or photo calendar filled with love. The more technologically inclined, or those who don’t have the patience, can share the love faster with our selection of smartphone photo sharing apps. There’s something for everyone.
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