It's one of the most magical times in your life.
Your new baby has finally arrived and you bought six baby photo albums and it’s time to start filling them! To document this beautiful time in your life, you’ll either want to hire a photographer or take pictures yourself. Think about your photos first and plan what types of snapshots you want. Here are some creative ideas to get you started!
Focus on their tiny size
They will never be this tiny again! Focus on the size of their cute little feet or tiny fingers. Think about a photo with their hand in your hand for a sweet pic.
Take lots of candid shots
Candid shots are always so meaningful, especially when your newborn has an older sibling. The interactions between the two meeting each other for the first time is just too perfect.
Make a GIF
If you want to go a step above the standard still photos, make a GIF of some cute poses or facial expressions.
Fairy tale inspiration
It’s already a fairy tale just having your baby, but you can make it even more magical by having a photographer set up a fairytale inspired background for your prince or princess.
Use the season
Use the time of the year to your advantage! If you have a spring baby, take photos in the garden or if you have a fall baby, give the background a Halloween theme. And of course dressing your baby up in Christmas outfits is a given.
Got a favorite movie or one that has a lot of meaning to your family? Pose your newborn in a "scene" from the movie. You could be goofy with it too if you want.
Babies and their furry family members
If you have a sweet dog curled up beside your baby, guarding them, that’s always a sweet photo. We also love seeing the shots with infants curled up on top of a very large breed of dog!
Don't change your baby's beautiful face, but Photoshopping them into different scenarios can create some pretty cool - and pretty hilarious - keepsakes.
Make a monthly series
Do a monthly series to document how your baby grows, you could get some ideas off of Pinterest or Instagram from other mommies.