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How to Take a Picture Perfect Baby Photo
Every giggle of your baby is worth capturing. You wouldn’t want to put it on hold for a professional photoshoot to preserve those precious memories.
But if you aren’t too confident about your photography skills we can help! How can you do justice to the facial expressions of your bundle of joy with your less-than-perfect photography skills?
Here are a few tips that will help you click better pictures.
Work with Light
You want soft light that doesn’t create sharp shadows. So, ditch artificial light and go for natural light. Naturally, we recommend to take most photos during the day.
Locate your photo backdrop ( if you have one) next to a window so it can get plenty of indirect sunlight. Keep note of the light coming through the window. You would want to click pictures when light is abundant to let it enhance your baby’s beautiful features.
Get the Right Backdrop
No, we aren’t asking to create a concrete backdrop for your newborn’s photoshoot. Instead, a blanket or sheet that’s lighter or darker than your baby’s skin tone will do. Lay it on the props or use dressers or dining room chairs to let it cover the background.
You will also want to drape a white sheet opposite the window to reflect more light to your baby.
Use a DSLR or your phone camera to click as many photos of your baby in a short time frame. It will allow you to see what angles works and what doesn’t, firsthand.
Experiment with different angles, light conditions, dresses, and times.
Happy babies are the cutest. Plus, they are easy to handle. So, the perfect time for a pro photoshoot is when your baby is happy and content. You can dress them for the shoot when they are drowsy with a full tummy. Or you can wait for those precious moments when your baby is fully awake and is feeling playful.
You have to mind a few things if you want to take a picture-perfect baby photo – or a few of those! A Baby’s mood is the first factor that should be right and bright. Others are lighting conditions in the area, backdrop, and your photography skills.