The first twelve months of a baby’s life are full of numerous significant occasions. From the moment your baby is born, there are many “firsts” that are worth capturing in photos. These special moments can pass in the blink of an eye. Capture them in photos before they pass you by.
With that, here are some of the more creative ways to document the events you’ll never want to forget.
Photo of the Month
Newborns have numerous special moments, day after day, week after week, and month after month. Choose your favorite and use this to remember their best moment of the month. You can also list down your baby’s awesome and not-so-awesome milestones during that time.
You can then combine the photos and the list to make a poster or a calendar as a thoughtful way to remember the year.
Baby’s Point of View
Capture your baby’s experience of the world by combining today’s technology with yesterday’s old school techniques. Attach a GoPro camera to your young one’s head or body, a stroller, or on a swing to capture that moment from their point of view.
You can then compile, edit, and be creative with the video. There’s nothing like capturing your baby’s precious reaction of their first time on the swing, or the sparkle in their eyes when they first see the beauty that awaits them in the world.
Instead of trying to capture photos from above or trying to zoom in, lay down on the floor with them and take photos from their level. This results in a more intimate scene—one that makes it look like you’ve entered their world, rather than viewing it from a distance. Partner with photo studios like JayLynnStudios.com for a more professional and hassle-free newborn and children photography project.
A Secret Email Account
Make an email for your kid, but one that won’t be opened until he reaches a certain age—18 years old, for example. In the account, send letters and photos about his birthdays and other special moments as the years pass.
All the precious memories stored in the account for years can then set the stage for a perfect birthday 18th or 21st birthday gift, or when they go away for college.
From Four Legs to Two
Play around with a blank, white canvass and some baby-friendly paint, and capture your baby’s moments through their hands and feet. You can use the impression of their hands and feet to make a painting, or to capture the moments as they go from crawling to walking. It’ll be a pretty awesome way to remember their tiny twinkle toes and irresistible hands.
Every little thing your baby does is magic, and you’ll want to capture these special moments any way you can.