By Megan McChesney
After seeing so many baby-propped-up-on-his-own-hands, baby-in-arms-of-shirtless-dad, baby-tucked-into-knitted-cocoon and baby-in-giant-floral-headband photos, I wondered if there weren’t some alternative newborn baby shots out there.
Let’s face it, it’s hard for a newborn baby to take a bad photo, especially in her parents’ eyes. But there is definitely a common vocabulary to many newborn photo shoots, and I was convinced I could find some incredible alternatives if I just looked hard enough. I wanted to find photos that also had a sense of humour and that would still make beautiful keepsakes that grandparents would be proud to frame.
And I didn’t have to look all that hard—it turns out there are many non-cheesy newborn photography options!
Here are seven of my favourites. And if you’ve found more fantastic ways to photograph newborns, please share a link (to the original source) below!
Photography by Jen Johnson
Not only does this sweet little baby have an adorable expression, I love this idea for recording all kinds of milestones—simply add the date to one of the corners, and you'll have a sweet new way to create a baby book. It'll get significantly harder to manage once your baby is mobile, but while they're wee, this is an adorable idea.
In a previous post for CF.ca, I rounded up a...