Sometimes in the excitement and sleep deprived world of babies, we forget to embrace our camera and get all those must take pictures. While the possibilities for ‘cute’ baby pictures are endless, sometimes we don’t know where to start. Here is a month by month guide for capturing the essence and cuteness that is your baby.
Look what the stork brought! Capture the excitement of the ‘Welcome Home’ moment with siblings or parents. (Photo credit: Leilani Photography)
Did your daughter get your eyes? Did your son get your nose? Get up close and personal to savor the similarities. (Photo credit: Gabriela Koopmans Photography)
Monthly onesies are all the rage but a change in your perspective takes a boring monthly photo to a lasting memory. (Photo credit: Do It And How Photography)
Everything about them is perfect and a collage is the perfect way to display all that wonderfulness. Don’t worry about pictures being centered and exact. Zoom in on different areas of your baby to get the best effect. (Photo credit: Everly True)
By five months your baby is a smiling machine. Prop them on their belly and let their smile woo you. (Photo credit: Stacy Larsen Photography)
A six month old loves their reflections. What better way to capture the beauty of their innocence then in the reflection of a mirror. (Photo credit: Indulgy)
Everybody needs their friends to lean on and what a great way to remember all your little guys best buds growing up. (Photo credit: Tracy’s Trinkets)
Tubby time is a must! Babies love water and who can resist the chubby wrinkles a bathing bay has? This different perspective of bath-time makes for a captivating photo. (Photo credit: Piccsy)
By nine months your child can sit on their own without the fear of wobbling over. Take your little one outside for a dose of color, natural light and of course, their bright smile! (Photo credit: Bella Sorella Couture)
Nothing warms my heart more than the backside of a baby. From the rolls and rolls in their thighs to their non-existent ankles, everything about them is worth photographing. (Photo credit: Ann Cutting)
By eleven months your child has quite the personality. Get up close and personal with their endless facial expressions, smiles and pouts. (Photo credit: Nicole Miller)
While everyone has the typical smash cake pictures, think outside the box when taking your child’s first birthday picture. Natural lighting, balloons and an antique chair are all you need for an amazing birthday photo! (Photo credit: Shameless Photography)
Have a favorite month you find easiest to photograph? Be sure to check out our Nine Must Take Newborn Photos for more newborn photo ideas. Post your favorite baby picture in the comment of on our Facebook page!