Birth Photo Announcement
What better way to announce the birth of a child than to send out a birth photo announcement?
There are many online sites where once you have taken the picture you can upload the photo, edit it, and make your own greeting. All you need to do is take the picture.
Take Practice Pictures First.
Most likely you will be taking this picture indoors. Decide which room you’ll use and take a look at the natural light coming into the room. Is it providing you enough light? Will you use a flash or not?
The best thing to do - before subjecting baby to pictures and you reviewing them to see what the light is like – is to get someone to sit in the room, in the general area of where you will be taking the picture and about the same height of where baby will be, and take some practice pictures then review them on your computer.
Try this with the flash, without the flash, or if you have a digital SLR camera, bouncing the flash off a wall or ceiling.
Taking Picture of Baby.
When you have come up with the best settings for the best picture, get ready to take pictures of your new baby.
Don’t forget to look at what is in the background of the picture. Will you want to use some sort of backdrop so you don’t see other objects in the room? If so, think about using a white bed sheet to hang from the wall.
Maybe you have a decorative basket that would hold baby. If you use an item like this make sure you have enough comfy blankets to keep baby comfortable. Try laying baby in different ways (that are comfy and safe).
Have the clothes ready that you want to use and then; of course, there is the nudey shot. And don’t just take pictures from right in front of baby. Move a little to one side or the other and get a variety of shots to review later.
Books are a Great Learning Tool.
You can also learn how to take gorgeous pictures of babies and kids by reading books written by professionals. Click is a new book written by children's photographer Rachel Devine. This book is all about taking pictures of kids. Capturing precious moments, making memories to share with family and friends that will last a lifetime.
Making the Announcement.
When you have finished with your photo shoot, review your pictures and choose a few of your favorites. Then go out to an online photo processing website (we’ve made this a link so you can check out the reviews we have done on the top four websites) and take a look at the templates they offer for birth announcements.
Decide what will be best for the type of design you choose; will you want color photos, black and white or sepia pictures? You can play with your options, so carefully look at your options to make sure colors work together, photos are placed nicely, etc.