How to take cute baby pictures

How to take cute baby pictures

Capturing special moments is something we know a lot about here at Hallmark. We also know that putting a baby in the picture can be a challenge for even the most experienced photographers (and we take a LOT of baby pictures). But not to worry…if you have a camera and a love of extreme cuteness, you’re ready for action, says Hallmark photo stylist­, Danielle Mousley. Here are a few of her techniques for creating memorable photos of your little ones:

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  • Make the talent happy. Where does baby usually like to hang out? In the crib? In the high chair? On the floor? A familiar space will help your little model act natural.
  • Don’t wake the baby. Nap time can be prime time for sweet, sleepy shots.


How to take cute baby pictures


  • Cut! Even the pros need a break now and then. Short sessions help prevent meltdowns.
  • Play the fool. Making silly faces is a small price to pay for that winning grin.
  • Play around with perspective. Get up close. Shoot from above. Lie on the ground. Have fun with it.


Baby picture tips: Capture the details from head to tiny toes


  • Capture the details. You know your baby from head to tiny toes, so focus on all those parts you love so much—little ears, fingers, tummy, nose.
  • Just keep snapping. No need for the old “1-2-3…cheese” method. The more photos you take, the happier you’ll be with the results.
  • Roll with it. That pout or scream just might end up being your favorite shot.
  • Give it a personal touch. Dress your cutie in a favorite outfit or lay them on a blanket from someone special.

Megan Haave is a Hallmark writer who forgot to grow out of her childhood loves—making cards, telling stories, creating crafts, playing games and throwing theme parties.