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How to Shoot Baby Portraits

Have I told you about Ian? He is my nephew and he is 8 months old now. He is very beautiful and I love to take his portraits, but he is also very hyperactive! How do I manage to take his portraits? Read on to find out.

Photo by tomkiddo

I love to take baby portraits because their expression is very natural and innocent. They don’t care about how they look. That is why I love to take Baby Ian’s portraits.

As I have mentioned, Ian is very hyperactive, so I have to be very patient when shooting his portraits. I also have to wait for a very long time for the ‘epic moment’. You know, when he smiles, laughs or yawns.

Avoid using slow shutter. Babies move a lot and you don’t want your baby portraits to turn out blurry or shaky, unless you want them to look creepy. So it is best to shoot baby portraits on sunny days or when you have a good light source. If possible, don’t use flash. Babies have very sensitive eyes and you don’t want to blind them with your flash!

Here are some examples of my baby portraits:

It is very easy and simple. Follow these steps and you will get the best baby portraits ever!

written by tomkiddo


  1. dearjme


    So cute!

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  2. hervinsyah


    AWESOME, you have write about photographing children before November request

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