Baby Photography 101 ~ How To Capture Magical Moments
Disney is one of those brands that has introduced magic to our family. It’s one that supported me through the birth and toddlerhood of my son through Disney Baby, introduced us to magical sights at both Disneyland and Disney World and gave me my first taste of a “running addiction” with RunDisney.
I’m very proud to announce that I am now a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador. As part of this partnership, I’ll be sharing many exciting tips and upcoming news on promotions, products and the latest and greatest from Disney Baby!
Photography is the one thing that has allowed me to capture and collect memories from those moments. It’s one of the many things that I’m very passionate about. We all know our little ones fill our lives with magical moments, but they’re not always captured because babies don’t always make the best photo subjects. Whether they are crawling away, turning their heads, or bursting into tears at just the wrong moment – somehow, those moments slip away. Well, listen up because Disney Baby is providing some tips on how to best-capture your baby’s most magical moments!
Tip #1: Forget the frightening flash
Turn off your flash! Not only can flash be startling to your baby, it creates a much harsher light. For a better picture, open your windows or move your baby outdoors. Natural light will make it easier to capture your baby’s natural beauty, by ensuring you don’t lose the depth in your baby’s features.
Tip #2: Work those angles
Get down to your baby’s level. This allows you to look right into their eyes and gives them the power to look right back – they will appear much more engaged in the picture and they might even give you that elusive smile.
Tip #3: Don’t worry about perfect posing
Don’t get too hung up on creating the perfect backdrop or coaxing baby into a classic pose. Taking pictures of your baby is about capturing who they are and they may not always be smiley, happy or perfectly poised. However, life and art is about capturing reality and when you look back later, you might appreciate having a few tantrum shots.
Tip #4: Know when to stop
Babies get tired and fussy and it’s important not to drag the photography session on too long. If you know when to stop, taking pictures of your baby will be a lot more fun – for both of you.
Tip#5: Print & Store
Digital photos are great for sharing, but it’s also lots of fun to print your photos and make the magical moments last. Disney Baby offers a great selection of Photo Albums and Picture Frames to help you store and display your pictures, so you can hang on to your memories for many years to come.