7-month baby photoshoot ideas
Clearly, there’s no point asking your little one to pose or sit still. It would be like talking to the wall, haha! The best thing is to keep it simple and be led by what it is they want to do.
Some children love to sit down, others like to stand and stretch their legs (with help!). Some love to lay on their backs and kick their feet in the air.
Whatever your baby is capable of, we’ll schedule the session around that.
So simple ideas for photographing your 7 month baby are:
– Laying on the floor kicking legs in the air (can be interacting with mama, or a noisy toy at the same time)
– Sitting up unaided and playing with some wooden toys, or playing peekabo with me or a parent
– Sitting or lying on a comfy flokati rug or cushion – lovely soft, warm textures feel great against Baby’s skin. You can add Baby’s comforter or teddy to this moment so they feel secure
– In parents’ arms. Helping the baby to ‘fly’ through the air, or bouncing your little one up and down to get a giggle always works!
– In either mum or dad’s arms: just baby and one parent can often be a really powerful image that shows the scale of your baby too. Just look how tiny they are – they won’t stay like this forever!
– If siblings are there and are old enough, it really helps to get older brothers or sisters involved by holding the baby (safely – I will set this up!) and kissing them or playing peekabo. What an amazing shot for mum and dad too, to have all children together.
These are just a few of the baby photoshoot ideas that I’ll run through in every session. In no particular order – it will depend on what your baby wants to do first!
The ‘family portrait’
All I would say is that you should definitely get some pics of you and Dad and Baby together. These moments are often the ones that you’ll look back in several years’ time and remember how tiny and different your baby was, compared to how they are now.
Photographs including parents are also the ones that the Baby will eventually want to see when they grow up to. It gives them a snippet into what life was really like, what their parents were like and most importantly, how much they were loved and cherished.