Take Monthly Photos of Baby

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Take Monthly Photos of BabyThere are a lot of cute ways to document how fast your little one grows in the first year. For our son, we took a picture each month on our sofa, joined by a stuffed gorilla (for scale) and a printed piece of paper with his age. It was so fun to see how much he had grown each month. We tried to always take the picture in the same spot, except for the few times that we were traveling.


If I could do it all again, I would have done a few things differently. I would have either, digitally added his month to the photo after, or had a cuter way to display his month in the photo. Also I would have tried to do a better job of taking the photos from the same angle and distance, so his growth would have shown better as you flipped through the photos. That said, I am really happy with the outcome and so glad that I got myself together enough to get the photo taken each month. I plan to continue as he ages through the years, although I may change the style in which I do them. Take Monthly Photos of Baby


Here are more ideas for first year month by month photos:

  • Use a different backdrop each month but have the child in the same outfit, such as a white onesie.

  • Have the same stuffed animal in each photo in order to show scale.Use a small framed chalkboard to write the months on.

  • Make paper ties with the month printed on it.

  • Make a paper flower with the month printed in the middle

  • Have a balloon for each month tied to the chair baby is sitting in.


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February 26, 20140 found this helpful

I think your monthly photos are great. As for your thoughts on how you could have made them even better, I'd just say be careful not to obsess too much about making them perfect, because it's like anything else we do - we're always going to think after the fact of things we could have done differently that would have been "better." It's wonderful that you have this monthly visual record of your baby's progress growing up, and it's well done. The little guy is the star of the show, not labels, balloons, outfits, etc. We're all looking at him, not how consistently you staged the shots! Keep up the good work!

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