I love taking pictures, love capturing moments and being able to look back on those moments and remember special times. I love to fill my house with photos of Abby and our family! Here are a few things I’ve learned when it comes to capturing pictures of my little one:
Take your camera everywhere! Seriously, everywhere! You never know when a moment when happen and you might want to be able to capture a picture. There have been many times that I found myself wishing I had my camera with me, now I always put it in the car just in case. Here’s one I snapped when we decided to just stop and swing on the way home. Nothing fancy but I love the look on Abby’s face!
Not all pictures have to be perfect! Fill your home, albums, scrapbooks, etc with funny faces, silly moments, special moments, everything. Nice pretty posed portraits are wonderful but not every picture has to be a posed nice picture. Let your child’s real personality shine and capture those funny faces! Let your child take charge and you just follow with the camera, you’ll be surprised at how many more pictures you’ll capture by doing this instead of trying to force a posed shot. The pictures will probably end up even being your favorites! Here are two favorites and two completely unplanned pictures, I was actually surprised when I discovered I had captured the moments. We were trying to get cute, “posed” pictures of the girls together… all of our attempts of course were fails, what do you expect with a stubborn toddler and almost one year old! Then I found this picture of them, it’s my favorite (and also reminds me so much of myself and my sister). Then of course the famous picture of Abby eating a daffodil! This one makes everyone laugh, it will be a story we tell her often as she grows up!
Not every occasion has to be a special occasion! Of course you’re going to take tons of pictures at birthdays, Christmas, other special events/gatherings but also capture moments during simple times like going to the park to play, swinging, or even just sitting in the house coloring on a rainy day. Pictures tell stories and you’ll want to remember more than just the special occasions.
Most important, have a great memory card! I trust SanDisk with all of my pictures, I probably have about eight memory cards on hand, most filled with pictures that mean quite a bit to me. You shouldn’t have to spend your time worrying about losing your images, let SanDisk take care of storing your images and keeping them safe saved while you enjoy capturing all those special moments each day!
Get the SanDisk How to take better baby photos widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) Photographer, author and educator Erin Manning provides her Top 3 Tips for capturing better baby photos. Erin gives you advice on setting the scene and getting close to the baby for those perfect images, as well as using a SanDisk Ultra SDHC card to make sure she never misses a shot.
Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for SanDisk. I received a product sample to thank me for participating.