Even if you regularly don’t take a lot of pictures, once your baby arrives you’ll be snapping away like a pro. But regardless of how many pictures of tiny hands, sweet faces, or sleeping beauties you take, they probably won’t compare to the stunning portraits a professional photograhper can take. Since the digital camera revolution, the ease at which parents can now take and modify their baby pictures will far out weigh the cost of hiring a professional photographer. Add in the assistance of photo print centers and fun ways to turn your photos into art, and you’ll be snapping away. But don’t underestimate the quality of professional pictures. You might not be able to hire a professional all the time, but you cannot deny the quality of photograph you will have.
If you’re budget doesn’t allow for professional portraits, here are some of the hottest trends in baby photography which you can get at home:
• Black and white pictures. If you don’t have photoshop, most printing centers from Target to Costco feature the switch to black and white from color uploads.
• Parents and siblings featured in pictures along with the babies. Do a search of baby pictures and find some poses you like. Then have a friend come over and snap away for twenty minutes. With a digital camera you’d be surprised how easy some of these images are to replicate.
• Pictures taken in incremental age stages, such as when a child is 3, 6 and 9 months old. On your baby’s monthly birthday, dedicate an hour to capturing your baby’s growth.