Today we are featuring our lovely Brand Ambassador, Jessica Lewis and her sweet fam! Jessica is an incredible photographer and mama to her sweet girl Kove. She graciously shared some of her tips on how to take milestone photos with your baby ~ read on for some sage photography wisdom!
This is usually the fun part because who doesn’t love coming up with cute outfits for baby?! Each month I like to come up with a new outfit, it may just be an outfit I think is cute or maybe it goes with a holiday that’s coming up.
Typically if the outfit has a pattern to it, I will try to keep the backdrop pretty plain and neutral, but if you have a fun patterned blanket/backdrop then keeping the outfit simple and neutral will keep your photos more aesthetically pleasing! If you have a baby girl you can’t go wrong with any of these bows!
I know Instagram and most editing apps include filters, but I definitely recommend looking into buying a preset instead. Don’t worry, it’s essentially the same thing, but there are way better preset options out there than what just comes with all those apps! Presets are 100% your preference, everyone loves a different style and look so I recommend checking out Etsy! There are TONS of options to choose from and so many are under $5. Most of them are one click edits and boom... you’ve got IG worthy milestone photos!
I also think it's so important to remember that capturing these photos isn't always the easiest task. Sure there are some days when it's a breeze and baby is happy, but there are also days with crying and lots of songs being sang, crazy noises/faces to just get that one smile!
My advice for those days? Take LOTS of photos so you don't miss a cute face or smile. If it's just not working out, then try again later or on a different day. I don't always take my daughter's milestone photos one the exact day that she turns a new month old, I just try to keep it close to that date!
You got this mama, and in case no one has told you today, you are doing amazing!