Valentine’s Day Toddler Photoshoot

I love taking photographs but it’s very hard with a toddler.  My son moved around so much and will not sit still.  So taking photos is very hard. I always get him looking away and not paying attention.  I still went ahead and had my husband try to help with a Valentine’s Day Photoshoot. I did my best and got what I got.  It was fun and I actually got a few photos of my son looking.

I always try to use props.  This year since he’s a toddler I had limit what I gave him because he would either throw it or put it in his mouth.  I of course got him a eligible bachelor onesie from Carters.  The rest of the props that were used were:  rose petals, cut-out red hearts and a few fake roses.  I placed the rose petals all over the floor and that actually got him to go to the floor and sit. On the closet door, I taped red glitter hearts. He of course picked at them but it wasn’t as bad as I thought.  I handed him a few fake roses and then the snapping started.

Below is a photo of my Photoshoot. The best that I could do as a new time at home photo taker.  I hope this inspires you to create your own backgrounds and use props for photography. Happy snapping!

 

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Christmas 2016 Photoshoot

This year was a challenge with my one year old son to take photos. Last year my son was just one month old so it was easy to take photos.  This year I have a one year old and it was challenging.   He didn’t want to sit still and do what I wanted him to do.

I went outside and took photos that way.   My son has a police little tikes car so I used that.   I also purchased a small tree that lights up and a string of lights.  I also placed a Santa hat on him to help make the photo cuter. It was easier to take photos this way.  I wish that I had the woods to use for the photos but I didn’t ski used whatever I had. I had a great time taking his Christmas photos for this year. Hope these photos inspire you.

6 Month birthday photoshoot

6 months is a huge milestone for babies.  Our son turned 6 months a month ago and we have seen him grow in so many different ways. We have learned so much through our sons eyes and we wouldn’t have it any other way.   A 6 month photoshoot for a boy was hard to find.  I searched Pinterest for many ideas and it was difficult.  So what I used was the onesie that I bought him off from Amazon.  The onesie was baseball themed.  I thought that was a perfect theme for our son’s 6 month photoshoot because my husband and I are both huge Yankees fans.  I created a banner that said “6 months”.  I used   http://halegrafx.com/printables/free-printable-baseball-alphabet-banner-pack/ to get the letters for the banner.  Thank you to Kevin Hale for sharing this free printable banner alphabet banner.

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We purchased real baseballs from Walmart as props for his photoshoot.  We purchased the baseballs because as our son gets older, we will use them.  I always try to purchase photoshoot props that will be used again for another occasion. Below are some of the photos that I took using the baseballs as props.

It was nice to just let our son explore the baseballs and just watch him explore the baseballs.  I was able to take the photos and he was entertained at the same time.  The last photos were with my husbands Yankees baseball cap.  I wanted to use something that has meaning to us and my husbans Yankees baseball cap was the answer. See the photo below.

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I hope these photos inspire your own photoshoot.  Here’s a fun tip: create a photoshoot that have meaning to both you and your husband and vice verse.  It is more fun and a great photograph will allow you to share this with your child.  Happy photoshoot taking. 🙂