Activity #224: Take picture of sleeping baby

Julian asleep at 5 weeksSometimes young babies make annoyingly weird faces when you’re trying to take a picture to prove to the world how cute they really are.

In the first couple months, I found that Julian was actually a very good model while he slept. He didn’t cry or cross his eyes or make a rooting face. He was peaceful and pleasant and I’m glad I captured it on film. I ended up using a sleeping photo for our holiday card.

How to do it:

  • Locate a well lit corner of your house
  • Place unswaddled baby on solid colored piece of fabric, such as sheet, blanket or pillow case
  • Stand above baby looking down to shoot picture
  • For best results, do not use zoom or flash– move camera or lighting instead

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RookieMoms.com co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish 510Families.com, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.

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