10 Photos Every Parent Must Get of their Child

Children grow up so quickly! Don't they!

From a tiny neonate to an infant, to a toddler going to school and then growing every coming year till the time they are no more under their parents' feathers. It's finally the time when they are ready to fly away and face life on their own.

It's every mother and father's wish to capture those fantastic but quickly flying away moments and enjoy and relive them in the future.

The best way to capture and make those precious memories alive for years to come is to catch them through photographs and get them printed on a large canvas.

Whether you want to do it yourself or hire a professional photographer, a few tricks and ideas will help you identify the best moments and styles for capturing your kid's photos.

When taking photographs of kids, you need to ensure the child feels comfortable. Different props can be the best way to engage a child in the photoshoot and take their photographs while they are busy.

The New-born Photo

New-borns are absolutely adorable, so don't miss the chance of capturing those chubby little cheeks, soft hands, and teeny tiny toes before they grow big.


Image Credit bumpsbabesandbeyond.com

Whether you are going to hire a photographer or plan to take photographs yourself, remember that taking good pictures of the new-borns is never an easy task and requires a lot of patience.

Creating a pose for a photograph can be quite tricky as these joy bundles have a very little strength at this age for posing. This lack of strength, unpredictable moods, and routine mealtimes are all the hurdles in a smooth photograph.

Not to forget the total neglect you will face from them when it comes to following your directions.

The Creative Magic Photo

Your kids, when they grow up, and your friends would love to see this fun photoshoot for years to come. All you need is to get creative after getting inspiration from this famous photo shoot by Stuart.

creative magic photo

You can make this shoot simpler by creating all the photographs once the baby is delivered. With a few useful Photoshop tricks, you will create a fantastic series of photos with your child like this.

As Stuart says on the Huffington Post, 'His wife's expressions are what made the trick,' so Mummies! It's time to get a little creative and create these fun poses with your child and enjoy these lovely memories for years to come.

Like Mummy like Daughter/ Like daddy like son Photographs

Another great idea is to dress your kid up like yourself or create other similarities with the child. This photograph will be so much fun for the child to cherish for years.

It will bring a smile to everybody's face and a great chance of getting viral on the internet as people love to share such things.

Daddies can have a photograph with the child by dressing up like cowboys, wearing the same style and print of sport shirts, sleeping in the same pose, or making faces like each other.

steph anderson & Eric Thiele

The first image from Eric Thiele, second image from stephanderson photography

Ideas for mummies can be to wear the same dress as the child, both dressed up as princesses, exercise alike, and hold the same style handbag and similar sunglasses and hair.

Kids in Nature

Nature, pure and simple like kids, can be the best backdrop for kid's photography. You can create any pose or even capture them while playing around in nature.

kids in nature

You can take photographs by letting them pose with flowers or being naughty while playing and running around the fields.

Nature helps us magnify the child's innocence in a photograph as it is as pure and simple as the little one.

Siblings/Friends Together

Siblings Friends together

Capture the best days in your child's life along with their siblings or friends. This will help the kids relate and get back to the bond of love they share.

You can go for many creative and fun ideas in this photograph. Posing like standing in order of ages, lying on the floor, forming a circle, or playing together in a garden can be a few ideas.

Catch Action on Trampoline

Catch your kids having fun on a trampoline. Catch the real action while they are still in the air and enjoying every moment of it.

kids in action on trampoline

Image by marcib photography

Ensure that the trampoline is safe and has a safety net around it. If the kids are small, they can lose balance while concentrating on giving you the right pose for the shot.

Kids with Pets/Animals

kid with pet dog

With nature as a backdrop, let your child show love for their pet and capture it in the camera. This pose will show the love and innocence in your child's eyes and will be enjoyed for years to come.

Sibling Photos with a Twist

Sibling Photos with a Twist

Image by jay's photography

Sibling photos can be so much fun. You can capture their love and timely emotions in a funny way, as in the picture above. You can write anything from your own idea in the message boards, or you can also use props to describe a funny situation.

Birthday Party Pictures

kid birthday picture

Image by darincroftonphotography.com

Kids posing on their birthday events can be the best photographs for them to cherish later. The first birthday especially has a lot of significance in this regard.

Let your kid pose with a cap on the head and while eating the birthday cake. A colorful backdrop with the child eating the cake naturally (without any prim, proper or neat effect) can be the best pose for a photograph.

‘When I Grow up’ Photos

when i grow up photos

Image by mysocalledchaos.com

One of the best photograph poses and backgrounds to help a child keep their dreams alive.

The written statement might change every year but can be a great collection if recorded at every stage, age, or changing school grade. Kids would love to relate to these images, and they can even prove to be inspirational at some points in life.