Every parent wants to catch every single important moment in their children’s lives. Most of the time, it would be ideal to be able to hire a photographer to capture the big milestones that our kids reach. I got lucky with a super talented photographer who I also call “Mom.” Most aren’t that lucky and can’t spare the extras bucks for a photographer every month like some can. Which is okay. If I didn’t have my mom, I would be in that same boat too. Never fear! Today I am going to share with you a few tips on how to take your own portraits of your baby.
What You Need
I used a crate, an old blanket, and a chalkboard. Make sure the spot you use is light and airy but also shaded. Natural light is the best way to capture a clear photo. These are all things that most could find in their home. If you are taking portraits for a specific holiday of course you would use more decorative props.
Strike a Pose!
I used my crate as a seat for Baylor along with his “13 Months” chalkboard. We take these photos every month.
Get Eye Level With Your Subject
I had to borrow my sweet friend, Synclaire, for this one. If you have a toddler, you know that getting them to sit still is a tough job! Baylor wasn’t feeling it for the blanket portraits.
Off Center Your Lens
This is a little trick I learned. If you off center you lens your photo immediately looks fancier.
Watch In Disbelief..
As your kid runs away from your props. This one can’t sit still!
Run your photos through a photo editing site or program. Sharpen them and fix the odds and ends. Then share with the world how awesome you rocked taking your own photos of baby!