Ok so I’m not always good at staging photos of the kids, mostly because my kids don’t cooperate, but also because I generally like to capture them in the natural moment.
However this past weekend I really wanted a few photos of Magnus in the tub. He’s now sitting up so nicely and looks ridiculously cute in all his chubby glory. Our tiny bathroom is dark and dingy. Trying to get a good shot of anyone in there is difficult. So I decided to stage it in the comfort of our own bedroom, on a cold and rainy Sunday.
For this shoot I followed along with one of Canon’s Plan Your Baby Moments tips specific to Magnus’ age. Although I’ve been photographing my kids for years, I feel like I hit a bit of a rut with my photography lately, so it was nice to get inspired again as I tried to recreate one of the moments featured on the site. The Plan Your Baby Moments site started out as a Facebook App, as some of you who’ve followed me for some time will know. I am huge fan of the app, but now Canon has made it even easier for moms and dad’s to turn their own photographs of their kids into professional looking captures with both inspiration and professional advice from baby photographer Stephanie Robin. I get asked so many questions about how I photograph my kids, and ideas and inspiration etc, and now its all in one site making it super easy for anyone to access.
For my own little shoot I first of all turned up the heat in the house, as it was a chilly damp day. Then I followed Stephanie’s advice about how to set up the shot, which you can do as well when you select the 6-9month milestone category. I used my Canon SL1 with my EF 50mm f/1.8 ll to take all the photographs. The props were pretty easy to gather up and you can find similar items here. Magnus cooperated about half the time, enough for me to capture a few cute shots of his smily face. But the out-takes are pretty precious too don’t you think?!
Also! Similar to last year I’m giving away a Canon SELPHY CP910 so you can print your gorgeous shots anywhere any time! All you have to do is follow me on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me you entered. Easy peasy. I’ll announce the winner on June 16 when I’ll also show you how easy it is for one of my friends, also a mom, to take photos of her new little babe using the Plan Your Baby Moments site!
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