Of course, you want to take pics of your adorable little one because kids grow up so fast, but make sure you avoid these common baby pictures errors so that you don’t look back on them and cringe.
Pic Mistake 1: You Only Take Pictures Of Your Baby’s Face
Your baby has such a gorgeous smile, you can’t help but get snap-happy whenever he gurgles. But, don’t forget to take pictures of the rest of him. What about his cute chubby arms, or his fuzzy wisps of hair, or those adorable little feet? In future, you’ll be glad to have documented these treasures.
Pic Mistake 2: You Want To Take Photos When They’re Fussy
Yes, your baby looks cute just as he’s falling asleep, but if you try to get a photoshoot going at this time, you’ll just end up disappointed because the angle won’t be right. In addition, sometimes what looks cute to the naked eye ends up not really coming across on camera, taking things like lighting into account. So, it’s best to take pics of your baby when he’s alert and bright-eyed.
Pic Mistake 3: Avoid Taking Pictures When The Light’s Wrong
The best time to take baby photos is during The Magic Hour. This is a term used by photographers and it’s basically comprised of the first hour just after sunrise or the last two hours before the sun sets. At these times of the day, the light is gentle and it gives everything a beautiful glow.
Pic Mistake 4: You Don’t Use Props
You’re ready with your phone or camera to take a great shot, and then your baby looks away or moves. It’s not easy to hold the camera and try to get your baby’s attention, so a good tip is to make use of props. You could try shake a stuffed toy or shaker to get your baby to look your way and maybe even smile. Such props are especially great to use since you can’t make eye-contact with your infant when you’re holding a phone or camera in front of you. If you’re still battling, get someone to help you keep your baby looking in your direction.
Pic Mistake 5: You’re Not Using Background Texture
Your baby’s the star of the show, but to make your photos really look amazing you need to focus on the background a little more. Bringing texture into the shot, such as with a beautiful fuzzy blanket on which your baby is sitting on or a corduroy outfit they’re wearing, can really help to give the photo an extra piece of visual interest.
Pic Mistake 6: You’re Making Them Too Posed
Honestly, some of the best baby pictures will be those when he or she is caught unawares, like when he’s splashing it up in the bath or laughing while a relative holds her. You can’t always plan the perfect photo. Sometimes you have to be patient for when a photo opportunity arises. The key is to be as ready as you can, but remember: some of the most magical moments with your baby will happen when you’re not strapped to your camera. Live them and capture them in your memory.
Editor’s Note: Giulia Simolo is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.