When a new baby is set to arrive in a household, everybody is a bundle of nerves – mom, dad, brother, sister and even the grandparents. Everybody is buying things for the new baby – a crib, changing table, diapers, baby wipes. Everything is getting prepared for this little bundle of joy.
There’s no doubt how exciting the introduction of a new baby is to a household. And, it is one subject that’s talked about during the nine months of pregnancy. Parents know they’ll take pictures of their baby after he/she is born, upon arrival at the home and everywhere they can get a good, memorable shot.
This is why it’s so important to photographically prepare yourself before the due date arrives. Look around… what do you think could be done before the day of your baby’s arrival?
When it comes to taking pictures, your smartphone can become your best friend. Invest in an iPhone or similar smartphone with picture-taking capabilities. Your smartphone is going to be the best on-hand camera you have, as it’ll allow you to capture those daily moments that you can immediately share with family and friends.
The only drawback is that you lose some quality in the photo, especially when compared to the DSLR or point-and-shoot cameras. However, you’ll get connectivity and convenience when you use your smartphone to take pictures. And, the majority of these kinds of photos do quite well as a 4×6 print picture.
Yes, there are going to be instances where you want high-quality pictures that smartphone cameras just cannot give you. This is when you should invest a little bit of money and get a DSLR. Many first-time parents invest in this item because they realize they will be taking so many photos.
If you don’t know what a DSLR is, it’s when the subject of your picture stays in focus but there’s a blurry background. It also helps when you need to take low light photos without the use of a flash.
If you feel overwhelmed by this, don’t stress too much. Use the iPhone or a point-and-shoot camera to get those ever-so-precious shots.
It doesn’t matter what kind of camera or computer you have, you are going to need some type of photo organization and backup system to ensure you still have these precious memories in case there is a hard drive failure or your phone/camera becomes lost.
Before your baby is born, consider taking pictures of the room layout. Many parents have a nursery set up for their baby, which includes the crib (generally includes the bumper, sheets and overhead mobile). The room may even have the changing table, a rocking chair, the diaper bin, and the clothes in the closet or dresser drawer, toys are around the room, diapers, baby wipes, you name it.
Take pictures of these things while they’re undisturbed to remind yourself later on how much your life changed when your baby graced you with his/her presence. And, you can look back at the pictures of the clothing they once wore and grew out of as they grew up. It’s the little things that remind you.