I know we’ve all seen them—photos documenting the monthly growth of a cute little baby. There are all sorts of ways to do it and lots of creative ideas floating around waiting to be grabbed by all you imaginative parents. I love seeing the new ideas mix in with the old.
One of our readers, Michelle from Our Dream Foreclosure, came up with this clever idea to add a new piece of clothing to her son’s picture each month so that at the end of the year he’ll be fully clothed (gotta love the boxers!).
image from Our Dream Foreclosure
Erica, from Erica’s Bloggity Blog, dressed her son in the same sleeper for each picture to document his growth. So cute and funny!
image from Erica’s Bloggity Blog
There’s always the good old-fashioned change the number on a onesie route. Young House Love photoshopped their daughter’s onesie, but you can also make your own or buy decals (we like Sticky Bellies). YHL also changed up the background using different fabric backdrops. Oh, they also photographed every week!
image from Young House Love
Personally, I used the put your kid in a onesie in the same chair next to the same stuffed animal method to document my son’s growth via monthly pictures. Some of my favorite shots are the candid ones (like the one below) that occur when you are desperately trying to capture your squirmy little kiddo! I still wonder what those two were looking at.
Are you taking/planning on taking monthly shots of your baby? What method did you come up with and what were your favorite tricks to get the perfect shot?