Do you want to document your baby’s growth but find baby books boring? That’s okay. Many parents are opting to create a photo collage of their baby’s first year to help them remember every stage. Don’t worry – incredible photography skills like Anne Geddes are not required. All you need is an idea, a prop or two, and the dedication to take a picture every month. The possibilities of how you do this are endless. To get help you find the right ideas, here’s a roundup of some super cute baby photo ideas.
The first thing you need to think about is your background. You should plan on using the same one for each month. With a consistent background, your images will be coherent, and your baby’s growth will really stand out. Some popular settings include a chair or couch, as well as laying baby flat on a blanket. A solid background often works best.
If you want a set of images that look good together, you should find a way to be consistent. A cohesive background is a start, but you could also have a unified theme, color scheme, or something special that baby wears in each photo. This adorable and functional baby bandana drool bib is a great example!
Spell it Out
Use wooden blocks or toy ABCs to spell out the months. You can stack them beside baby or use them to create a rainbow above your baby’s head.
Props to Baby
Having the same prop in each photo is a great way to showcase your baby’s growth during his or her first year. You can use the prop beside or behind your baby. A prop can include a teddy bear or a special toy like a Rocking Safari Giraffe.
Back to the Drawing Board
Get old school with a chalkboard, or even a chalkboard wall (if you have one). You can write out your baby’s age in addition to other notes like baby’s weight and height, as well as milestones and memories.
Stick it to ’em
If you like to keep it simple, milestone stickers are a great prop! They easily peel and stick to your baby’s outfit, and there is no planning, prepping, or creation involved. You can find these adorable custom ones from Piece of Cake Invitations here.
Up, Up and Away
If you melt at the sight of a baby on a chair with balloons, then this is the one for you. It’s simple and sweet.
Hang ’em Up
Onsies hanging on a clothesline is a charming and easy way to show your baby’s age in months. You could also hang the onsies on a backboard behind your baby. Bonus: if you need picture perfect hangers, check out these.
One of a Kind
If you are a DIY kind of mama, feel free to create your own numbers for your baby’s age. You could use cardboard, wood, paints, cloth, or even pinata paper. This snazzy gold six packs a lot of personality.
There are many great ways to showcase your baby’s age to have a fun first year collage. Which one is your top pick?