5 Tips for the Perfect Baby Portrait

5 Tips for the Perfect Baby Portrait

A professional portrait is such a great way to capture your baby in that adorable phase of infancy. We've all seen those photos of babies snuggled in baskets, on furry rugs, or in cute diaper covers. Of course, we know the reality—your baby may have different ideas about posing for a photographer. If you're planning a professional portrait event we've got the tips to set you up for success. Here's how to make your baby's photo session as smooth (and sweet!) as possible. 

Schedule After Naptime

A sleepy baby can become cranky very easily. Give your little one a nap before the photo session. Your photographer should be willing to work with your infant's schedule to provide the most comfortable time when baby will be awake and ready for fun. 

Feed Your Baby Ahead of Time

Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, give your baby a feeding before your photography appointment. You may be able to feed onsite at the studio right before the photo session. If your baby gets hungry, have a bottle on hand that can be heated or request a private nursing area for breastfeeding.

Change her Diaper—and Bring Extras

Try to change baby's diaper right before the photos are taken, so she'll be dry and comfortable. Take more diapers with you in case of an accident. Bring a change of clothing as well to avoid cancelling the session if your little one spits up or has an extra messy diaper.

Include a Favorite Toy

Many photographers will suggest that you bring a favorite toy to interest the baby while photos are being taken. Sometimes the toy can be used to get the child to look in a certain direction with an excited or happy smile. Other times, the toy may be included in some pictures taken of the baby. If you are including the toy in the pictures, try to coordinate the toy’s color and style with the baby’s outfit and expected background of the photo shoot. For example, a bath toy might not fit well in an outdoor background scene.

Dress Your Baby Comfortably

You want your little one to be absolutely adorable in her photos—that's understandable! But it also helps to dress her in an outfit that fits well and doesn’t have itchy or scratchy fabric or decorations. Avoid putting accessories (like a tiny hat or booties) on until the last minute. She may try to take them off!

Your baby’s first pictures will be prized mementos for you (and her!). A little planning will help you get the best shots of your little one. Have you taken photos of your baby? We'd love to hear your best tips for making them successful...let us know in the comments!




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