• What you should know about baby pictures

    Don’t be discouraged if babies won’t cooperate with the photographer on their first shoot VOISIN/AFP PHOTO

    Don’t be discouraged if babies won’t cooperate with the photographer on their first shoot VOISIN/AFP PHOTO

    I knew that my baby was cute—what parent does not feel that way?

    The first few baby pictures that we had taken—the ones of Julie right after the delivery – looked like all newborn babies look: pinched, scrunched up, red faced, pudgy, and wrinkly all over.

    A few weeks later, however, she had transformed completely. She looked very different and even had a little bit of hair starting to grow in her head. Our family just couldn’t stop taking photos of her.

    The idea of going to a professional for Julie’s portrait came across when one of my friends suggested that we enter her in a baby picture contest.

    Of course, I was not thrilled with the idea right at first. After all, I did not want her to be one of those over-pressured child actor kids who end up not being able to live a normal childhood. Still, I had to admit that the baby pictures did look very good and, with a visit to a professional baby photographer, they could look even better. It seemed like it was worth a try.

    Booking a baby photographer
    When we went to the photographer’s office for the first time, we got to really get a look at her work. There were baby pictures all over the wall, and in every nook and cranny. There were cute baby pictures, ones that looked more sedate and serious, and even a few abstract studies in form that involved babies in them.

    Looking for a photographer who knows how to handle unpredictable baby photo shoot is the one of the most important keys for a successful baby photo. With that, you must see right away that they know their business and they have a passion for babies.

    Can’t reason with babies
    Unfortunately, getting your baby pictures done can be kind of a hit or miss proposition – especially with a newborn. If she is not in the mood that day, that is it. There is no reasoning with a kid that small.

    Julie’s first try was a waster—none of the baby pictures came out well. It wasn’t surprising because after only about 5 minutes of shooting, we had to go. She was hungry and needed to be fed, and seemed pretty sleepy and grumpy too.

    The next time we went, however, was pure gold. We had some of the most gorgeous, well-put-together pictures of babies I had ever seen.

    The key here is patience—don’t be discouraged if your baby at first won’t cooperate with the photographer.

    About the author: Isabelle Chartrand is a regular feature writer of articlesgratuits.com.


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