The Trick to Getting Great Baby Photographs

You know when you see a beautiful shot on Pinterest and think, “That looks beautiful! Oh but I should have taken that picture when my baby was a week old. Crap! Too late.”

Or better yet, your timing is bang on and you carve out the pumpkin, find the stocking or make the bed and the shot doesn’t *quite* turn out like you thought it would and you can’t figure out why.


Why if only there was something that let you know what shots to take and how to take them. Hmmmm (you see where I’m going with this, don’t you?)

The folks at Canon asked me if I’d like to check out their new EOS Rebel SL1 camera and their interactive Facebook app. Um, hell yes. First off, I love Canon cameras. I find them the easiest, idiot-proof cameras out there and this one is no exception. The photos you get with this are head and shoulders above your best iPhone shot.

Here are just a few of the photographs I took (including one my five-year old took). I should also point out all of these were taken before I read the instruction booklet because I’m impatient and I can’t be bothered reading anything. Not bad, eh? All of these were a simple point and shoot.

Plus, check out the brilliance of their new Facebook app.


You simply select the age range of your child.


See all the photo possibilities of shots that are actually doable – professional photographers make really difficult shoots look easy.


Then it takes you through step-by-step so you can capture a great shot.

Check out the app and let me know what you think! Even though it’s put out by Canon, the tips are pretty universal and would work with most cameras.

Happy snapping!

This post was created in partnership with Canon. All the opinions in this post are my own – as are the spelling errors and bad grammar.

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