How to Prepare for Baby’s First Photos

After waiting nine months for baby's arrival, the big day finally arrives and baby makes her debut.

The first few years of a child's life rush by so quickly. Before you know it, your child is all grown up and moving out.

One way to capture those precious first weeks and months is during a photo shoot. How can you prepare for baby's first photos?

Take Along an Extra Outfit

As baby faces the camera for the first time, you will want to make sure that she looks her very best.

Dress your baby in an outfit that will complement her features the best and take along a spare outfit in case she is sick or spills milk over her outfit.

An extra outfit can also come in handy if you wish to have baby pose in more than one outfit. You can then pick and choose the photos you prefer and discard the ones you do not like.

Pack Baby's Changing Bag

If you have made an appointment for baby's first photos, the last thing you will want to do is have to cancel because you need to run home to change baby halfway through the photo shoot.

Pack the changing bag in advance so that if baby needs to be changed, you can take a few brief moments to make her more comfortable and then return to the photo shoot without having to cancel the entire photo shoot.

Having baby sit in a soiled or wet nappy is never a good option, as this can irritate baby's sensitive skin.

For the best photos, you will want to capture baby in a cheerful mood, rather than crying because they are feeling uncomfortable.

Don't Forget Baby's Toys

Toys can serve a couple of different purposes during baby's first photo shoot.

Not only can they be used as props to help attract baby's attention so that she looks straight at the camera, but you can also use them in baby's photos. Having baby snuggle up to her favorite stuffed pig or sheep can look adorable in baby's first photos.

Preparing for baby's first photos is a momentous occasion. You will want to do all you can to prepare for the day so that you come away with photos you can look back on with pride in years to come.

Take along an extra outfit in case baby is sick or spills milk over her clothes, pack the changing bag in case baby needs to be changed during the photo shoot, and do not forget to pack some of baby's toys. Careful preparation can help baby feel more comfortable and at ease.

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