We have all seen some of the ordinary ways in which people tell, or announce, that they are expecting. However, for your own announcement, are you looking for something that is not only unique and creative, but also something that you can keep forever? As the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words, and when it comes to baby and maternity pictures, they only need to say one word and that is ‘adorable’. I think that creating a picture that you can share with your children for years to come is a wonderful way to show them just how much they meant to you from even before they were born.
In the following article, I will share with you some unique and personal baby and maternity picture ideas that will be perfect for you and your family. These ideas have become popular over the years and they have helped my clients create adorable baby and maternity pictures that they will cherish forever.
Can You Hear Me?
One way of getting your other children involved with your pregnancy is to create tin can telephones at home together with your children. Once created, they can place one of the cans on your baby bump whilst they talk to the baby inside your tummy with the other one. This is one way of making the other siblings feel closer to the baby before he or she has even been born and furthermore, it makes for an adorable maternity picture.
It is Nice to Meet You
What better way to introduce the name of your new arrival than with the simple yet effective idea of sticking a nametag on your baby bump. I suggest you take this idea into consideration because it creates a seriously cute and not to mention incredibly easy maternity picture. This adorable maternity picture will take no time at all to put together, yet the idea is genius. Post the photo on Facebook and let everyone know what the baby’s name is and introduce him or her to the world at the same time.
What about once I’ve had your baby you ask. I have suggestions for adorable baby pictures also, continue reading.
How Time Flies
Once your new bundle of joy has arrived, time will pass by so quickly that before you know it, they will no longer be that tiny bundle anymore. So what better way to keep a record of the transition from newborn to a 6-month-old baby than by taking consecutive pictures of your baby in the same pose every month, from 1 month up to 6 months. As an adorable addition to your baby pictures, you can add letters and numbers around the top of their head to display their age e.g., “I am 2 months”
A Baby Picture You Will Never Forget
This idea is too cute for words. Make your beautiful baby the center of attention by putting an ornate frame around them with a soft fabric background underneath them. I have created this picture at home for my boys and it is well worth the time as you end up with a truly adorable baby picture.
All Together As One
Having all the members of your family together is in itself adorable, but a great way to create a unique baby picture that features the entire family is to take a photo where everyone’s feet are only showing. When captured in black and white, it gives it that extra dimension that you wouldn’t get in a color photo. Here at Little Orange Photography, we think that this is a great way to show the different sizes of the family’s feet and a unique portrait of the family.
Do Not Disturb
This photo idea is truly captivating. Picture a newborn in a doll’s bed, sound asleep and looking ever so peaceful. The tiny bed makes for a great prop and adds a look that you won’t find anywhere else. The arrangement of your newborn and the bed will make your heart fill with joy as you find yourself smiling at this beautiful photo.
The ideas that you have read about in this article are extremely easy to achieve, and if you want to see some more ideas, then you should check out this article from BuzzFeed for 38 Insanely Adorable Ideas For Your Maternity Photo Shoot.
So there you have it – some adorable ideas for baby and maternity pictures that can be created at home or in a photography studio. Some will get all the family involved while others are great keepsakes for first time parents.
If you want to recreate any of the ideas you have read about in this article, contact us here at Little Orange Photography, by calling 0449 658 131 or visiting our website for more information.