Babies are known as the world’s most adorable models, but experienced baby photographers know how challenging it can be to produce great baby photos. Let’s face it, babies are not always willing participants or famous for following instructions, right?
The good news is that with the natural cuteness of babies and the help of these creative tricks, you can get beautiful snapshots of those little angels. Practice these techniques and you will be able to put together an eye-capturing portfolio in no time.
Here are 11 things you can do to upgrade your baby photography to cute-mastery:
The Unconventional Crib
Props always work great in baby photography, but they are especially fun if they can serve as a pod for the baby to sit or lie in. A pumpkin? A laundry basket? It all works!
The Sweetest Feet
Tiny feet! Is there anything sweeter than that? Zoom in on those cute little feet and you’ll get a great shot.
Focus on the Eyes
You can say so much in a photo by zooming into the eyes. Even with newborns, eyes can convey so much of the child’s personality. Just see how captivating these images are:
Pair Them Up
What’s even more adorable than one baby? Two babies! It’s amazing how babies react to each other, and when you catch that in a photo, you have yourself a real Kodak moment.
The Love of Pets
One of the most heartwarming moments in the life of a family is seeing pets bond with babies. Let them play together and see what kind of magic comes on camera.
Babies are not known to have the best table manners, but that’s not a problem when you want to take great photos of them. In fact, feeding time can be a terrific opportunity for some timeless pics.
Every parent knows that moment when their precious baby first discovers its own reflection. Get a mirror on set and capture that lovely baby curiosity.
The holiday season is a busy time for professional baby photographers. Families often want to capture their children’s first holiday experiences, and to add to the fun you can use costumes and props that emphasize the holiday theme!
In Mommy and Daddy’s hands
A lovely way to document the special relationship between parents and their newborns is to capture the little angel resting calmly in the parents’ hands. The first thing you notice about this kind of shot is the proportions – the babies seem so tiny compared to the parents’ arms. So much love in such a tiny body!
Now, this requires a combination of props and some post- production editing. The image editor available on Wix can help you with various retro-style effects.
Baby Photography Online Portfolio
A professional and impressive online portfolio is important for any photographer, but it’s especially critical when you’re working with families and need to win the parents’ trust and show them you know what you’re doing. Your photography works deserve a beautiful platform to display them, and Wix templates are the best place to start.
Check out the Baby Love template, which was designed especially for baby photography portfolios. You can easily upload your own photos, edit texts and add your contact information. If you prefer another style, browse through all the other photography portfolios on Wix and choose one that fits your needs. To perfect your online portfolio, have a look at this post with tips and samples from excellent Wix photography sites.