How to photograph your baby

Your baby is the most beautiful you’ve laid eyes on… and you want the world to know it, especially when they are looking super cute!

So how do you capture their cuteness in the perfect picture? Here are some of my best tips for photographing babies and toddlers.

 

Tips for taking the best photos of babies and toddlers

 

1. Forget the forced pose

Rather capture your kid doing something they love! Set them up with a few toys or a fun activity and then step back. When kids are happy and relaxed you’ll get the best photos. Catch the candid moments that express their emotions – smiling, laughing or even crying!

 

 

2. Get down on their level

Don’t spend all your time looking down on them, rather get as low to the ground as possible so that your photo is at their eye level.

 

 

3. Step into the light

For the best photos you want the light to be behind you so position your toddler on a chair or lie your newborn on a bed in front of window and then stand between the light and your child. Be aware of their safety at all times and be sure you don’t cast a shadow over your subject!

 

4. Get outside

Natural light in a natural environment is the best for beautiful photos. Take photos during the “Golden Hour” which is 1 hour after sunrise and 1 hour before sunset.

 

5. Capture everyday life

Photograph the moments people tend to forget. Maybe they are looking super sweet as they sleep… capture it! In just a few months time they might not sleep like that anymore. When you look back at these photographs later you’ll realize how much has changed!

 

 

6. Know when to stop

Babies and toddlers get tired quickly which won’t result in great pictures and will just make your feel frazzled, so know when it’s time to put your phone down and have a cuddle!

 

 

 

 

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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