So you’ve finally had your baby. Congratulations! You are at the start of one of the most wonderful times of your life. These next couple of months will be beautiful, but fleeting. You’ll want to remember this time for the rest of your life, and a great way to do that is with photos of your newborn. Here a few ideas to help you decide the best way to capture these precious moments while you can.
One way to take gorgeous photos of your new baby is to look up photography tips online. In the first few months of your child’s life, there will be many intimate moments that you’ll want to document. To do these moments justice, take a look at tips online for taking great photos. Photographers often list techniques for capturing photos on their blogs. A few common tips are to take advantage of natural lighting, use the rule of thirds, and keep backgrounds simple for portraits. For more ideas, check out a few different photography blogs. With a bit of practice, you’ll be taking priceless photos of your new baby in no time.
Taking great photos of your family is a skill you’ll use your whole life. However, hiring a professional to take photos is worth it for special occasions. Make the investment to have a professional photograph your newborn at least once. They will be able to see your baby from a completely different perspective, and that will be reflected in their pictures. It’s a wonderful experience to see your beautiful baby from a different lens, and you’ll treasure those photos as much as the ones you take yourself. When you’ve got your photos from the photographer, share them with friends and family by sending out baby announcements. I always get my announcements and stationery from Basic Invite. They’re the place to go to if you want a custom baby announcement design, or birth announcements with photos. Check them out!
A third way to document this time in your life is by journaling and scrapbooking. Journaling is somewhat of a lost art these days, with the rise of social media and other technologies. What better way to bring it back than by writing and scrapbooking your favorite memories with your baby? You might wonder why journal when you have so many photos on your phone, but printing out photos and scrapbooking them is very different from scrolling through your camera roll. Scrapbooking can help make the photos more memorable. And what if you lose your phone password, or your account gets hacked and your photos are lost? It’s worthwhile to have a hard copy of your favorite photos, and it’s really fun to decorate them and store them in a book.
I hope you are able to make many lasting memories with your new baby. Try to document this time by scrapbooking, journaling, and taking photos, both by yourself and a professional. Remember to share those photos with your friends and family via social media and baby announcements. You’ll be glad you did.