How to Take Professional Looking Baby Photos

All babies are cute so taking a cute baby photo isn’t a difficult task, but there are many ways you can make cute baby photos even cuter. As with the nature of photography, taking the perfect photo is going to be a challenge, and even more so when it comes to working with babies. I know from my own personal experience as a baby photographer, finding a great angle to photograph babies from can be difficult. As newborns, they tend to be covered in wraps and blankets and often only have their head showing. This makes finding a flattering angle more difficult to find, but not impossible, so don’t give up.

Baby Photos

I have come across many articles, which give great advice on how to capture the best baby photos using a digital camera. Inspired by these articles and my own experience, I thought I would share my tips here on how to achieve this.

Photograph Baby at Baby Level

When it comes to capturing the best baby photos, I like to shoot baby photos that are not full of background. I overcome this by making sure that when I photograph the baby, I do so at their level. I will kneel down close to them and then use my camera’s zoom to bring the baby into the picture. I don’t often take baby photos from above as this doesn’t allow me to get the baby at their best angle; plus it can also makes it much harder to use a cameras zoom. Focus on the baby and not on the background, as this is the best way in which to make the baby stand out.

Always make sure that the baby has had enough rest. Capturing a happy baby is very difficult when they are cranky. If you have your baby photos taken by Little Orange Photography, I will ask you to make sure that your baby has had adequate rest before taking any photos. Of course, there is no guarantee that every photo you take will of a calm resting baby, but as long as your baby has had lots of rest, there will be certainly some wonderful, happy moments to be captured.

Using a Digital Camera

Using a digital camera to take baby photos makes capturing precious moments so much easier, which is why I choose to use them here at Little Orange Photography. It allows you to view the photo just taken instantly, and enables you to see if you have some great shots before you develop a film. In addition to this, digital cameras allow photos to be uploaded onto your computer, which will enable you to have the images made into various things such as photo books, calendars, etc. These keepsakes can be created at home if you have the right software packages, or you can have a professional photographer to arrange these for you.

If there is one thing that I have learnt over the years from being a baby photographer, it is that playing with your baby and spending time with them will help you take great baby photos, often being cuter than you could have even imagined. Keeping your camera with you at all times is extremely important because you never know when the perfect opportunity to take a photo will arise. Babies will do the cutest things at the most unexpected times, so the last thing you want to do is miss the opportunity to capture such a memorable moment. By having a photo, you’re able to cherish it for years to come. With a digital camera, it doesn’t matter how many pictures we take because you can simply pick and choose the ones that you want to keep or throw away. Having fun with your baby is what it is all about, after all; a happy baby will always produce adorable photos.


From the moment they are born, you will find yourself wanting to take baby photo, and you can never take too many! To capture every moment of your baby’s life like a professional photographer, there is no better way for us to do this than with a digital camera. By following the tips provided in this article, you will be well on your way to having thousands of professional looking baby photos that will leave other mothers in awe!

If however you decide that you would like a professional baby photographer to shoot your precious baby, then pick up the phone and give Little Orange Photography a call on 0449 658 131 or visit this page for more information on my sessions and services.

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