It’s a comment you will hear over and over again throughout your child’s life: “Enjoy every minute of it because they grow up so fast!” And while you are in the midst of all the diaper changes and late-night feedings and piles of laundry, it is so easy to put off capturing that precious baby in photos. But, before you know it, your baby’s no so little anymore!
We’ve rounded up some great ideas from several mom photographers to inspire you to take a monthly photo of your baby. Enjoy these month-by-month photo projects!
One thing you will notice from each of these month-by-month photo projects is that something in the photo remains the same in an effort to keep the focus on the baby’s size. The photographers we are featuring today accomplished this in at least one of three ways.
Emily placed her baby on large calendar page each month.
Using the same piece of furniture and the same location in each photo gives the viewer a sense of scale, highlighting the changes as baby grows.
We love the whimsical touch of the chalkboard wall!
Nicole from Making it Lovely extended her monthly growth photos into a two-year project for her baby Eleanor.
Here, Drew used the same chair and background wall, and then added balloons to show her baby’s age in each photo.
I Heart Faces reader, Pam from Pyjammy.com, has a blog page where she has been featuring monthly photos of her triplets. For five years! She started out with the same piece of furniture but has changed it up over the years. Sometimes, they still pose on this chair together.
If you want a more variety in your background, keep the baby in the same outfit throughout. White onesies work perfectly as they are readily available in all sizes.
Quilter Camille Roskelly placed her baby on a different home-made quilt each month.
This mom and dad blogging team started their photo documentary as a weekly project! They used colorful bargain fabric as a backdrop, keeping their daughter in a white onesie. Then they added the milestone label to her onesie in Photoshop. Check out their cute video tutorial on how to create a colorful series of growth photos.
We hope this round-up of baby growth photos encourages you to plan a creative monthly photo project for your own baby. Of course the most important thing to remember is to take those photos!
Have you already done a baby growth photo project? Share it on Twitter, and use our hashtag #iHeartFaces so we can see it!
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