15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

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While pregnancy can often feel like it’s dragging on forever, once you meet your newborn, the first year will fly by faster than you could have ever imagined. One minute you’re cradling a tiny baby and the next, they’re a busy toddler taking their first steps and inquisitive about the outside world.

Photography allows us to capture all those precious moments and relive them again and again, bringing the emotion you felt to life. So before time gets away from you, make a list of all those milestones and fleeting memories not to miss in your baby’s first stages of life.

Here are 15 photos to capture during your newborn’s first year:

Capturing their first smiles

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Try holding their favourite soft toy just above the camera

 

Documenting mummy time

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Head out during the “golden hour” light around sunset for a warm aesthetic

 

Playing in the bath

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Opt for a traditional bucket bath for a playful feel

 

Cuddles with daddy

 

paint by number kits

Photo tip: Capture story time just before bed

 

Trying to take those first steps

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Have your camera at the ready for whenever this milestone takes place

 

Taking those first steps!

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

 

Photo tip: Head to the local park for a nature-inspired shoot

 

Tummy time with teddy

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Capture a bird’s eye view from above

 

Those tiny feet

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Don’t be afraid to get up close to capture the details

 

Teething

 

Photo tip: Rather than the grizzly tears, document the calmer teething moments

 

Sibling time

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Create a flower display on a white background for a whimsical feel

 

Playing peek-a-boo

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Fresh, white linen and a post-bath baby – bliss!

 

Yawns at bedtime

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Tuck them in with their favourite teddy and wait for the inevitable yawns

 

First festive season

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

Photo tip: Capture them helping to decorate the tree with Christmas lights and baubles

 

Opening presents

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

 

Photo tip: Capture the excitement on their face when they open their first Christmas gift

 

Connecting with your fur babies

 

15 photos to capture in baby’s first year

 

Photo tip: Photograph them down on all fours with your beloved dog, cat…or whatever pet you own!

 

What are your favourite shots to capture in baby’s first year? We’d love to hear your comments and suggestions!

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