How to Do Your Own Baby Photoshoot

Whenever I see those amazing baby shots I think, “that should be easy enough to do.” Then I try to actually do it and it ends up being a goat rodeo because I’m not exactly sure what the steps are.

So I asked Canon if I could post their Tummy Time tutorial – it’s one of my favorites – so we can see how the pros get those amazing photos.

Obviously your baby has to be able to hold his/her head up for this shot (face plant photos are rarely good holiday card material) but there are other tutorials that suit every stage at if you want to check those out too!

What was used in this shoot:

Choose a room with a large window that lets in a lot of natural light. Tip: Hang a white bed sheet to diffuse light if too bright.

Place baby down on their tummy on a soft surface.

The portrait mode was used on the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with the EF 40mm lens.

Attract baby’s attention using toys or songs to encourage them to lift up and make eye contact.

Come down to baby’s eye level with the camera to take the photo.

Bask in the glow of a damn Anne Geddes shot taken in your bedroom.

Did you nail this shot? Was it a disaster? I’d love to see your pictures so tag them with #BabyMomentsPC on Instagram so I can check them out!


This post was created in partnership with Canon Canada. All opinions are my own though – you know how much I love baby pictures.

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