One of the fun things to do when you have a baby is to see and capture their milestones. Baby monthly milestone pictures are great way to see how your baby grows up. It’s great to look back on baby pictures and see how little they once were and share with family and friends.
Baby Monthly Milestone Picture Ideas To Inspire You
I love the idea from Child at Heart of capturing the milestones and stats on your baby each month. Deonna from Child at Heart offers a easy tutorial on how you can do this on your own. You can find the simple tutorial here.
If you are looking for way to be a little more creative when it comes to drawings and capturing your baby milestones in words this here is another DIY chalkboard idea. If you are good at photoshop then here’s a great tutorial on how to do this.
We couldn’t find the source for this baby milestone picture, but we love it. It combines art and the animals. It’s such a cute idea.
If you are just getting around to doing milestone pictures, we love this idea. Sometimes we have the intention of getting to do the memory book or the picture book. It happens. This Etsy shop will help capture those milestones. You provide the information and pictures and this lovely milestone picture is created.
Photographer Jennifer Bacher shows us how we can include mama in the milestone pictures too. We love that is a simple idea and mama is the prop.
Milestone blocks are a great way to capture your baby from weeks to years. You can find the milestone blocks here.
Brianne Geiger from Her Hashtag Life created milestone pictures by simply sticking to a theme and it turned out beautifully.
Go with a theme every month to capture the monthly growth milestones.
Like to draw and doodle? Then this chalk idea is right up your alley.
Alphabet magnets are a home staple if you have kids. Another brilliant way to use them to for monthly milestone pictures.
You don’t have to capture all 12 months. Love this idea of taking the stress off just in case you miss a few months or only want to commit to a few months.
Love this interact of the stuff toy. Baby have a favorite toy. Add it to the photo.
Not all photos have to have the same prop. Love the switch up for capturing each month.
Chalkboard inspiration with baby in all outfits and poses.
What’s in a name? Everything in this picture! Love the inspiration and simplicity of including just your baby’s name.
Inclusion of parent in this picture is beautiful and simple to do.
What to do a few basic information in your photo, then let this idea inspire you.
Have an app like Little Nuggets or good at photoshop that you can add some fun details?
Have a little fun with your baby being the actually milestone prop.
Bring a little outside inside for this monthly milestone.
Use items around your house and create a beautiful scene for monthly photos.
Use a Lightbox to help mark those monthly moments.
Sometimes all you need is a lift. What an inspiration from Little Meg.
Show how much they have really grown with that one outfit!
Tips for Taking Baby Monthly Milestone Pictures
- Have a great camera. Having a camera that works with you and not against is a must. Check out the best easy to use cameras for new parents.
- You don’t have to be a Photoshop guru to have great pictures. Lightroom is a great option and as well as apps since as Little Nuggets.
- Plan your props. You can keep in simple or go all out. Just plan accordingly. A few basics are a background (white board or blanket or carpet if on the floor), toys, clothes and an assistant. Take them the night before you plan to take pictures.
- Take pictures in natural light is best.
- Follow your baby’s schedule to know when the optimal time to take your baby’s photos.
With these tips and pictures to inspire you, your baby’s photos should turn out amazing. Share them with us in the comments below.
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