When your baby entered the world, your joy knew no bounds. Everything seemed perfect, and problems were forgotten. Your world was filled only with happiness. Those little hands and feet, that bundle of joy, was everything that would make you forget about all that was bothering you, and would teach you how to appreciate the little things in life. But, babies grow up fast, and before she/he started growing up, you knew you had to capture the growing years of the one thing that had changed your life for good.
Before we start, you should keep one point in mind. There are no perfect photographs. Yes, they can be clicked in a manner that is touching, that stirs your mind and soul when you look back upon those memories, but any picture with your little one is simply perfect.
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Bits and Pieces
You can capture your newborn as a whole new being who has entered your world and made it perfect. Or you can capture bits and pieces of your newborn that make her/him as perfect as she/he is. The hands, the eyes, a yawn, a sudden smile, holding your finger in her/his whole hand, all these little things are what make pictures memorable, and bring back wonderful memories of happy times when everything seemed so simple, and everything else, irrelevant. Take a cue from the images given below.
When it's time to take your bundle of joy outdoors, the happiness or confusion on her/his face is simply amazing. For them to view and digest all that the world has to offer is indeed a big thing, and what better can you do than capture these beautiful moments for eternity? Whether it is a trip to the grocery store, or a day at the park with her/his siblings, or a shopping spree, don't spare any moment to capture gorgeous photographs of your little one. Here are some great images that you can learn from. The first image is reminiscent of Maggie Simpson from 'The Simpsons', isn't it?
What are babies without their parents, siblings, or even pets? Some of the best photographs of babies have emerged out of nowhere, randomly, and are plain impromptu! So, whether it is you and your baby sleeping together, you bathing your baby, your baby bonding with pets or siblings, these are all gorgeous keepsakes for you. There may be several such photos, where you are probably calling your baby towards you while she/he crawls, throwing her/him up in the air, telling her/him a story, or just playing with her/him. You could create a picture book based only on events that your little one goes through in one day. Whether it's time spent outdoors or indoors, every moment is special, and every moment will speak to you when you look back in time and reflect on these.
With these ideas, and some photography tips and techniques, you will be able to create and store some of the best memories of your little one - memories that you and your baby will always cherish for life.