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