Are you wanting to better capture your littles day to day life? Are you looking for some tips? Stay tuned to the end of the post! First, check out Seth!!! He was such a sweet boy and loved to eat and sleep! Setting up for a newborn boy shoot can be a challenge. If you are a boy mom you know the struggle of going clothes shopping only to find the boys section is a quarter of what the girls section is. Well the photography prop world is the same way...sometimes worse. So how do we overcome this...we get CREATIVE!!! I'm a boy mom and know the struggle and make it a personal challenge to give other boy moms awesome VARIETY with super CREATIVE setups! Girls can't have all the fun!!!!
Capturing your littles
We all see pictures that document kids and babies day to day lives like a story. You can too! Here are some tips:
1. Capture the beginning. Are they taking out the bag of bristle blocks? Capture them dumping them out!!!
2. Forget about getting that perfect smile or having them play and dress perfectly. Instead, let them play as they are and do. Don't let them know what you are doing and hide around the sofa or piece of furniture and capturing them PLAYING. These are the memories you want to remember. You want to remember their personalities as they were. How when they think they scrunch their nose or stick out their tongue.
3. Pay attention to how they are playing. Are the lining up their toys? Great capture those toys lined up alone without your child.
4. Capture the end result of their creation or milestone accomplishment!
As you can see you have now captured the beginning, middle, details, and the end....A STORY! It's hard enough for us to remember exactly what our kids looked like as they grew up but remembering their quirks, how they learned a new skill, or even their reactions to accomplishments and failures are the hardest to remember! DOCUMENT those memories while you can!!! Time is fleeting!