How To Take The Most Adorable Baby Pictures

February 25, 2021


Babies change all the time, so documenting the first few years of their life can be the basis for many precious memories. Getting professional baby photographs is a great idea to have something special the family can treasure forever, but of course you’ll want to take some candid shots of your own as well.

In this post, we’re giving you some professional photo shoots ideas, as well as some practical advice for taking amazing baby pictures.


The Elusive Smile

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The Elusive Smile: It’s very difficult to picture a newborn smiling and often  when they get a little older it can be hard to force a smile. Photograph your baby looking peaceful, to create a beautiful image and remove the pressure of getting that perfect grin.


Relaxed and sleeping - a peaceful baby picture

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Studious Newborn

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Black and White: This is a great way to make a photo more stylish, professional and it also smooths any blotchy or redness in the skin.


Black and White

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Get Creative with Angles: Think about switching up the composition of your candid shots. Close-up shots work particularly well with newborns – focus on the tiny details like feet and fingernails, a perfect way to capture the magic of a brand new person.


Parents hands and baby's feet

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A special shot of a newborn with daddy

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Take Many: Often the most effective way of taking photos of children (and of people in general) is to take lots. Take a stream of photographs and at the end, only keep the ones you like. This way you aren’t so concerned with the moment you click the button and can concentrate on entertaining your baby while you snap away.


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Always Be Ready

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Always Be Ready: You never know when your child is going to do something photo-worthy, so always keep the camera close by. Keep it in a central room of the house so you can pick it up at a moments notice and get snapping. The best moments to catch are often the most spontaneous.


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