How To Have a Photo Shoot With a Baby

And before you even ask, yes, the primary reason I wrote this post was so I could put more pictures of Wee Cee up on the blog. SO SUE ME.

Step One: Take a great first picture and then remember to use the camera correctly.

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Sometimes using the flash is kind of a good idea. Baby will punish you for the rest of the shoot for this little oversight.

Step Two: Put Baby in a cute location.

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Sofas aren’t cute enough.

Step Three: Give Baby a prop to distract her. 

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Pro tip #1: Maybe use a prop that baby cannot use to block her entire face.

Step Four: Take a break.

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Pro Tip #2: Make sure you are willing to wake up the baby by taking sleeping pictures.

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Because this.

Step Five: Return to the sofa because you are stubborn. 

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Consider teaching your 10 month old how to sit “like a lady.” Realize fruitlessness.

Step Six: Give Baby the TV remote control and tell her it’s her camera.

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Step Seven: Give up. Take one last picture. Realize you had been trying too hard.

DSC08274I put a random post on the blog yesterday. Be sure to check it out because the word “giveaway” was one of the tags ;D

62 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, the little lady is the cutest!

    1. She is pretty adorable. We really don’t know where she got that gene from!

  2. twindaddy · · Reply

    She looks so happy.

    1. She really is! The closer she is to her bottle, the happier she gets. It’s the darndest thing.

  3. She’s adorbs… all the pictures are good…

    1. Hehe thanks. She’s a good subject.

  4. Oh my lordy…this is so cute, it makes my head hurtz. Sooooooooo cute!

    1. Interestingly, she often makes my head hurt too. Especially when she’s pulling my hair.

  5. Little Cee!! Can I just tell you that Curious George is one of my favorites and now to know that Wee Cee sleeps on these sheets, well, it’s all too great! Love this post!

    1. I LOVE those sheets. My MIL got them for her at Pottery Barn and they are the absolute softest and cutest. I’m still waiting for her to make the connection that that cartoon she watches after lunch each day and her sheets have something in common.

  6. She’s adorable

  7. Loving the first one despite the bad lighting. The give-me-the-camera one comes a close second x

    1. She is beyond obsessed with the camera. She likes to look at the pictures of herself that are saved on it because it’s finally occurred to her that they are of her. She’s a big fan of herself.

      1. The same could be said of me….

  8. I had to laugh at the very first picture. I do the same thing!

    1. It is so infuriating! I am a bit of a dunce when it comes to operating that little machine.

  9. Cute! I love the sleeping picture. :-) I was very tempted to take a sleeping picture of Carter last night, as he slept in their mini circus tent located in their book nook. I was not willing, however, to wake the bear.

    1. You really, really have to be good and sure you want to risk taking the sleeping pictures!

  10. I wish I had a crib to sleep in. I have one memory from my crib and it involves trying to get out. Why would I ever want to leave?

    1. That’s a really good question. Cribs are pretty much the awesomest things ever invented. I would never leave mine if I had one.

  11. This is terrific ! Once again you have made my day ! CUTEST baby EVER !!!

    1. Hehehe I try! :D

  12. I am dying of the cuteness!

    1. This is my life! :D

  13. I just take hundreds and hope that at least three are acceptable. Looks like you took at least a thousand, though, because these are all great! :)

    1. Hahaha! Thanks! She’s quite photogenic.

  14. Babies always take cute pictures, even when they’re not doing what they’re supposed to. WeeCee is certainly no exception to this! She’s adorbs. Now, if I posted pictures of myself doing all the same things it would be decidedly uncute. Such a double standard for us old broads.

    1. And by “us” I mean me. Specifically.

    2. I always get oddly weirded out by those pictures that people take of themselves where they duplicate a picture of themselves from when they were kids, only when they’re adults. Does that make any sense? It’s a cool concept, but they always read “porn” to me because it’s inevitably a picture of themselves wearing only a diaper and eating candy that gets reproduced. So very uncute. Ew ew ew.

  15. My cats do the very same thing to me…only your little girl is way cuter!

    1. Ha! Thanks! There are a LOT of similarities between kitties and babies!

      1. Defiance. Willfulness. Litter boxes, I mean, sand boxes. And sighing when they fall asleep… :-)

        1. Awww! I had almost forgotten about those delicious little kitty sighs! So sweet!

  16. That last picture is especially killer!

    1. That’s the one that’s going in a frame!

  17. Model in training.

  18. WeeCee is so adorable. If I tried to move like her, I’d probably need surgery considering that I wake every morning feeling as stiff as a frozen hunk of ham.

    1. She is definitely nimble. Sometimes it makes my back hurt just seeing her fall on her bottom. I think she’s made of Silly Putty.

  19. I love the passed out in the crib picture so, so much. And all of the rest of them! :D

    1. I love watching her sleep. I just wish I could use the flash on her when she’s sleeping!

  20. I think you need a little skirt and sweater just like Wee Cee’s. THEN you guys would have an even better photo shoot!

    1. TOTALLY AGREED! I am in love with her little skirt. But its tag is lying because it says it’s size 18 months. Erm, last I checked she’s not even a year old o_0

  21. Oh my goodness is she ever cute, despite that her pose would never fly with the Dowager Countess. And I love her little sweater and skirt and those sweet little rosy baby cheeks. If my ovaries now start mass producing eggs and I get knocked up, I’m so going to blame you.

    1. It’s funny you should mention that, because I know my blog serves as birth control for so many people who want to remain childless ;)

      1. My blog could serve that purpose too. Just look at the bratty, droopy eyed kid in the blog banner and your body will go sterile.

  22. /facepalm
    You are so transparent.

    1. I have nothing to hide.

  23. I have WAY too many Sleeping Baby photos.

    1. You’ll be glad you have them someday when naps are long gone. I keep telling myself those days will never come. It’s too heartbreaking.

  24. unfetteredbs · · Reply

    you never need a reason to post pictures of the adorable gal — just do it because you make me smile every time!

    1. I am glad I’m not the only person who gets a kick out of them! Rest assured that I will keep posting them.

      1. unfetteredbs · · Reply

        enjoy it now because once she is a teen — the camera and mom are the enemy :)

  25. So much cute. You seem like a pro at the whole camera thing. I need to remember these steps when I have my own child. The nap pictures were my fave because they were so cozy.

    1. The nap pictures are also my fave because they are emblematic of an hour of peace in my home. Nap time=break time.

  26. baby-photo-collage! love! and god, she’s getting big fast. it’s unreal. xoxox

  27. Hilarious and brilliant!

  28. i loved this! made me smile after a hard couple of days. thanks!

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