Moms and babies photography is all about intimacy. It illuminates the strong bond that exists between moms and their little bundles of joy. There is a right way of taking these photos. Technique is essential. The right tools and equipment are also essential for taking stunning photos of moms and babies.
Below are a few tips that will guarantee superb shots all the time.
Find a photographer
First, find a professional photographer. Unless you are taking a selfie with your baby, you need somebody else holding the camera and taking shots while you cuddle your baby. Your regular family portrait photographers have the skills and experience required to take wonderful photos. Give the photographer ample notice and time to prepare for a beautiful session.
Next, moms should choose the appropriate attire for their babies. They will need clothes, shoes, and different types of accessories. When choosing clothes, go for items with neutral colors. Neutral colors include cream, tan, and navy blue. Solid-colored clothes are ideal to keep the focus on you and the baby rather than on what the two of you are wearing. At times, dressing the baby up in nothing but diaper may create the look you desire.
Third, you should also look at the issue of poses. The poses you and the baby take may make the session a success or not. The classic look where you hold the baby as the two of you gaze straight into the camera is a good one. However, you may want to spice things up a bit by going for non-standard poses too. A few ideas worth considering include:
Reading a book to the babyPlayingSleepingNursingEnjoying natureFeedingSilly faceskisses – lots of kisses!
There is no shortage of ideas. Think outside the box. Your photographer will have lots of ideas for the photo session as well. No need to feel pressure to come up with poses, only if there are cute must have photos that you would like the photographer to capture!
Another idea to help make the session go as smooth as possible is FOOD! What kid doesn’t want a yummy treat for smiling? I have found some of the silliest photos are the little ones trying to smile super big so mom gives them a promised treat. Seriously though, it does help break up the session a bit and provide the little one which a much deserved break after posing it up for the camera.
Lastly, and most importantly, enjoy the session. As your photographer shoots away, make all effort to enjoy the session. Use this opportunity to create wonderful and beautiful memories with the baby. The photos will evolve into keepsakes that you and the baby together with your family enjoy looking at for years.