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What you should know about baby pictures

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From new born to a few weeks

I knew that my baby was cute – what parent does not feel that way? Still, when I got back the baby shower pictures, I was pretty surprised. That was one cute, photogenic kid in my opinion. The first few baby pictures that we had taken – the ones of Julie right after the delivery – looked like all newborn babies look. She had a pinched, scrunched up, red face, and was strange, pudgy, and wrinkly all over. After a few weeks, however, she had transformed pretty much completely. She looked very different from how she had at first. She even had a little bit of hair starting to grow in on her head!

Baby picture contest?
When one of my friends first suggested that we enter her in a baby picture contest, I was not thrilled with the idea right at first. After all, I did not want her to be one of those over-pressured child actor kids who end up not being able to live a normal childhood. Still, I had to admit that the baby pictures did look very good and, with a visit to a professional baby photographer, they could look even better. It seemed like it was worth a try.

Photographer's office

When we went to the photographer's office for the first time, we got to really get a look at her work. There were baby pictures all over the wall, and in every nook and cranny. There were cute baby pictures, ones that looked more sedate and serious, and even a few abstract studies in form that involved babies in them. It was clear right away that this woman knew her business, and really had quite a passion for babies.

Can't reason with babies

Unfortunately, getting your baby pictures done can be kind of a hit or miss proposition – especially with a newborn. If she is not in the mood for it that day, that is it. There is no reasoning with a kid that small. Anyway, that day was a waste. None of the baby pictures really came out all that well, and after only about 5 minutes of shooting, we had to go. She was hungry and needed to be fed, and seemed pretty sleepy and grumpy as well. The next time we went, however, was pure gold. We had some of the most gorgeous, well-put-together pictures of babies I had ever seen! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too high, but I bet we can win that contest.

Don't be discouraged if your baby at first wont cooperate with the photographer.
Published: 2007-09-17
Author: Isabelle Chartrand

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