Guest Post from Eve of Eden Photography
Ideas to photograph baby from newborn to six months old
While I’d say it’s definitely worth having your baby’s newborn and older photographs taken by a professional photographer who understands baby posing and lighting, it’s never been so easy to take your own pretty photos. By using your own phone or camera with the use of editing tools / filters for you to play around with can create some lovely shoots. So I thought I’d share some tips and tricks to get some beautiful photographs capturing your baby’s developmental stages, to document each important milestone, from newborn to six months.
When to Take
If you want to take photos to document your baby’s development it might be a good idea to take a photograph, maybe on the same day/date as your baby’s birthday, every month.
Baby at Newborn
In photography babies are classed as newborn if they are under and month old. At this stage newborns are asleep most of the time and curl up tightly so you can get some photos of baby asleep on their side, belly and laying on their front with chin first. It’s also nice to document newborn features for years to come like tiny toes, fingers, eyelashes, curls etc. so take close up shots of these.
Today I have some practical photography tips to share with you all about Incorporating pets into your family photographs. This simple list will give you a run through of some of the most important things to consider before setting out to take photographs with your pets, whether dogs, cats, rabbits or whichever beloved pet lives in your house.
For most households, pets aren’t just animals but are part of the family, so it’s no surprise that many want to get their pets involved with their family photographs. However, it’s not always as easy as that. Any dog or cat owner will attest that getting them to sit still can be a nightmare, and if you’re not careful you’re pet photos may end up like these.
With that in mind, here are some top tips for getting your pets involved in your family photos…
We’re happy to be taking part in the Innocent Alphabet Champions challenge and we were selected for the letter R. We’ve been doing lots of things to do with the letter “R” and the boys have been having lots of fun with all the alphabet magnets we received from Innocent. They also love drinking their innocent smoothie cartons, perfect for a lunch box or for an after school drink.
This week’s Project 52 is a little brief, as we’re in the middle of a busy weekend so I only have a group shot to share. I’ll be back with individual shots as usual next week!
You also might have noticed I’ve repeated the same week number as last week. I must have got mixed up somewhere and skipped ahead one, so I’m just realigning this week to be on the same week as everyone else and to complete the year at the right time.
Here’s this weeks group shot
The boys’ first donkey ride at the beach.
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Hope everyone is having a good bank holiday weekend.
Here are this week’s photos for Project 52
Here are this week’s Project 52 photos!
This is one of the most common sights around here now that it’s school holidays. I always seem to be stepping around children busy with crayons and paper in the middle of the floor! If they are not playing outside, this has definitely been their “go-to” activity so far this summer, which makes me happy because it was my favourite thing as a kid. My sister and I would be entertained all day with just some crayons and paper (and our imagination of course!). Mr Z mainly makes up championships for races or football and makes all his score charts and match time tables for them, or draws a lot of cards for me and the rest of the family!
This is Mr T in his graduation hat from speech therapy at our local hospital. After being in speech class every day this week, he’s now finished with that team and will be moved over to the schools team ready to start in September! It’s a daunting transfer, but I’m so proud of how far he has come in the 2 and a half years he has been attending the sessions! He was very pleased with his hat!
Mr R and his Squishable hedgehog, who have been permenantly attached lately! I can’t believe my cheeky little Mr R turned 3 this week!
A few months ago I took the step to buy a DSLR and although I still have a long way to go in learning to use all of the functions and feeling like I have enough experience with it, I’m really enjoying taking the time to work on my photography and experiment with different ideas in my photographs. Today I’m sharing a collection of tips and practical steps you can take to help improve your photos. When I started taking a few of these little things on board, I noticed a difference straight away!
Here are this week’s Project 52 photos of my beautiful boys; my pride and joys 🙂
30 weeks in already! Here are this week’s Project 52 photos. All of these were taken in the garden after school during the last couple of days of term. Mr Z is the berry picking ring leader – he loves it and always has done since he was tiny, luckily he always managed to seek out blackberries no matter what tiny gardens we had in the various flats we moved through when he was a toddler. We have a huge blackberry bush now, but there are so many thorns nearby to it. I really need to sort it out, but the boys still have a lot of fun picking and collecting their blackberries. They were having lots of fun with chalk too as you can see from the chalk dust that’s still there on Mr T’s head!
As I was taking a snap of Mr Z and his berries next to one of the sheds at the end of the garden, I quite like the worn out texture of it so I called the others to come and have a picture taken with that backdrop too, and that’s why they are matching today. I like Mr Z’s the most though, because his was more natural – even though you can’t see his full face.
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