In a flash, your beautiful newborn baby is here and you are caring for them at home. I'm sure you are snapping away, just desperate to capture every moment and memory of your precious bundle. While you are snapping away be sure to capture these top 5 photos in the first couple of weeks, while they are still so tiny.
They'll be doing a lot of this for a while (hopefully through the night) and these moments are just so precious. I bet you just can't take your eyes off of them.
It's so easy to forget what your baby's eyes were like when they were born, and these are one of the first things to change. Make sure you capture those gorgeous peepers.
Tiny baby detail
Not all your photos have to be of all of your beautiful baby. Their tiny features are just amazing, their tiny lips that pout when they are sleeping deeply, beautiful long eyelashes to make us all jealous and I don't think there is anything more adorable than tiny fingers and toes.
Get in the photo
You may be feeling tired, exhausted, overwhelmed, and not photo-ready, but you must take time to get in the photo. The photos of your baby are precious to you but photos of you holding your baby are the ones that will be precious to your child as they get older. The photos aren't just for your memory box, they are for you to share with your child and possibly grandchildren - make sure you are part of the visual story.
The moment family members meet
There will be tears, lots of happy tears. Older siblings bringing their baby brother/sister a carefully chosen gift, grandparents utter joy at the first sight of their new grandchild - these are moments to capture and treasure.
Posing your baby for the photos.
Keep it natural and photograph them as they are. Newborn photographers have been professionally trained to safely position and photograph babies in those super cute poses, please do not try this yourself - drop me an email if you'd like me to capture these moments for you.
We all have hundreds if not thousands of photos on our phones or in a cloud somewhere. Make sure you create something special with the precious ones. Why not create a scrapbook including the photos above and newborn momentoes like hospital bands,
Create a photo album with your favourite photos so you have something to show friends and family, and to pass on to your children. Some of our studio families create albums annually with their favourite photos and memories for the year - what an awesome idea.
You can get some lovely personalised memory boxes or make it extra special by making your own. Fill it full of baby memories including prints of your favourite photos, and keep it somewhere safe. You'll have so much fun looking back through it in years to come.
Gifts & Announcements
Why not use your beautiful photos to create gifts for grandparents - you know they will love them. Or create and send announcement cards welcoming your new baby to the world.
Photobox is a great place for prints, albums, and photo gifts. The prices are reasonable (especially if you wait for a sale) and, more importantly, the print quality is great!
I hope you enjoy creating your beautiful memories
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