Monthy Baby Photos-- ideas and tips.
I'm excited to share with you something I've been working on for the last year.
You've probably seen this idea all over the web...well, there's a good reason-- It's a GREAT idea. Babies grow into toddlers way too fast. This is my fourth baby and the time has flown by in a blink of an eye.
Knowing how quick these things go I decided this time I'd better document how quickly my baby grows.
Here's some useful tips:
1. Pick a date/place/location/prop that you can easily repeat each month.
I decided to do in front of my chalkboard so I could write three things that she had learned to do during that month. I placed her rocking chair on top of a larger chair, with a blanket behind it. This location was close to our big window so I was able to let in lots of natural light.
2. Be consistent-- pick a date that you will take your picture each month that you'll remember.
I chose to take her photo on the same day as her birthday each month. During the summer months we missed a few of the exact days, since we were gone. But as soon we we returned it was the first thing I did.
3. Take lots of photos.
I took tons of pictures both far away and up close.
**See the up close photos located below.
Of course I wanted her to smile but it was also fun seeing her clap her hands or wave at me.
4. Pick something simple for baby to wear.
I choose a white onesie. We have many of those in all sizes. I thought it was fun to do her last shoot with a long sleeve white shirt to show how mature she is now.
** Here's my favorite close up photos.
I love this idea and am so glad I was able to document these precious moments of my dear baby growing a little bit each month.