Are you looking for tips on how to take good baby pictures at home? Then these 6 tips for DIY Baby Pictures is just what you need! Whether it’s a baby photoshoot with parents or you want newborn baby photoshoot ideas we are here to help!
This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Every mom’s dream is to have beautiful pictures of their baby. Whether it’s newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month or year…it’s our dream to capture these milestones that are important and we don’t want to forget.
If you have a DSLR camera you can surely do these pictures on your own. As I tell most moms all you really need is that one “money shot” picture that you love, are proud of and want to hang on the wall.
I’m giving you four simple steps to get that money shot baby picture all while doing it yourself!
DIY Baby Pictures
1. Use Natural Light for Baby Pictures
Find natural light within your home or outdoors. If within your home think of locations around a window, door or even a garage door!
If using outdoor natural light to find the best light use early morning or late afternoon time frame. Unless you can find open shade (meaning no shadows or speckles in the shade) i.e. a porch area.
2. FACE YOUR SUBJECT TOWARDS THE LIGHTING!!!!!! so so important
If you are doing a baby photoshoot at home then here are 8 DIY Newborn Pictures at Home that you MUST take!
3. Get Your Baby Dressed Up-
I always tell moms step it up a notch when taking photos but yet be you and true to yourself. I am a sucker for Carter’s clothing and love every piece I find when I walk into the store. From baby swaddle blankets to adorable onesie/body suits to toddlers and sweet little boy and girl clothes. Make the occasion memorable and fashionable!
4. DSLR Camera Tips-
If you can shoot in M (manual mode) do it, take full control. If you can’t and you are using good natural light turn your camera to “P” because this will keep your flash off and give you the best settings all while the camera is doing the work for you.
5. Get Close-
Get in tight on your picture when taking it. Don’t leave a lot of room around that causes distractions from this sweet little one! Beware there is an element of getting TOO close so keep this idea balanced! If you’d like some more posing ideas then It’s Always Autumn has some great tips too!
6. Avoid Too Many Baby Props-
You read that right. Avoid too many props, this only takes away from your sweet little one. Again our subject and focus is the baby…too many props can just get tacky! Consider a sweet hat or using a sweet blanket, but keep it simple.
Hi I’m Erin a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. You will find me living life to the fullest with my mister (aka husband) and our little one year old, Miss E, in our 500+ sq foot cottage as we build our dream house on our two acres! We are blessed beyond measure, love to travel, involved in ministry at our church and in between all of that I run three successful businesses! Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST