I love taking Photos of my little boy "Dalton". Any new ideas for Photos?

April - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Anything that is different, creative & to make me better at my Hobby! New Ideas, an different ways to photograph!!!

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My tidbit of advice is to take as many outside pictures as you can! You can't beat natural light to capture super cute moments. I take TONS of pictures of my son too. I just got 600 prints from Shutterfly, and they are almost ALL pictures of my son, Eli! Have fun, and remember, you can never take too many pics!! ;)

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April - posted on 04/16/2012

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tHANX GUYS.... STILL TAKING PICS... I HAVE GOTTEN MUCH GREATER AT WHT I LUV TO DO! AN I LOVE TAKING PICS AT THE PARK, ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE [we go out there alot to do photos, cause it is so beautiful out there]!!
Anyway...... hope u all take WONDERFUL MEMORIES WITH YALLS FAMILIES! (Always)! :))
PICTURES R MEMORIES CAUGHT IN TIME!!! ;)
SO, HAPPY PICTURE TAKING!!!! BAHAHAH............................................... =)))

Janine - posted on 11/17/2011

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Hi April,
I am snapping photos of absolutely everything my son and daughter do - there is so much that needs to be photographed to have for memories down the road. What I find though....with digital photos - so many people just upload the photos to their computer and do nothing with them. I am a digital scrapbooker and pump out projects like crazy. If I don't continuously publish projects I know I would never do anything with my kids pictures because it would be too big of a job down the road. I am a personal publishing consultant for Heritage Makers - but whatever company you choose to make your projects through - they will be cherished for many years! Here are some ideas of what I do with our pictures....I make a family calendar for our parents & grandparents every year for Christmas. It has pics of the kids & whole family all throughout it and everyones b-day, anniversary, etc. It is a year long gift that they love. My daughter was just born this year - so I have made a little brag book for the grandma's purses it has pictures of our son from 2011 and updated weekly/monthly pics of our daughter since her birth this year. I also used a deck of playing cards (a digital scrapbooking project through HM) and made 2 unique projects. The first is a deck of cards made into 5 mini calendars. On each card there is a mini calendar for that month and a picture of one of the kids and an inspirational quote. I am using these as gifts for the aunts and you can either put them standing up in a business card holder on a desk or punch holes in the corner and put a D ring on so it can be in a purse and you can flip through the calendar pages. The second project I made with a deck of cards is a Christmas 2011 Christmas tree ornament. I have pictures of the kids on the cards and I will hole punch the top of the card and put a ribbon and beads on it so it can hang on the relatives trees. In the past I also made a deck of 'trader cards' of my son. He is 8 and races in BMX - so for his first year - which he did way better than we had expected. We made little trader cards with his stats for the year and pics of him and gave them to friends and relatives. This is also my second year making a family organization calendar - it is awesome and I couldn't live without it. I have the dates for each month just running straight down the side of the calendar - then at the top of the calendar there is a picture of each family member and a column below their picture that runs the length of the dates. Then we can insert what everyone has going on under their column in the correct date/row. It is awesome - and my son LOVES checking this out to know what we have going on in the month. I hope this gives you some new project ideas for the many photos you take. If you want to try out Heritage Makers - it is online so there is no program to buy and you can log in to your account from any computer. This came in really handy when we did a family history book as each family member did their own 2 pages and were able to log in no matter where they lived. You can go to my website www.capturefamilymoments.com and create an account and I can send you more info on how to use the program. If you would like more ideas you can send me an email with questions if you would like capturefamilymoments@telus.net. I can also email you pictures of projects for a visual idea if you would like.

Have fun with your photography!!!
Janine ;o)

Jocelyn - posted on 11/13/2011

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I always take pictures with a theme in mind. Whether it's an event...5/8 photos. If I take more than that I feel like I'm just taking the same shot differently over and over. Expect for special once a year events or whatever it might be. But the theme can be progress as they grow (I took 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months pics), first's, the month or whatnot. Will have to check out those sites mentioned in a previous post!

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2011

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I do photography as a hobby also. My son is going to be a month old, I don't know what to do for his photos since he is so young and I have no studio.

Kellie - posted on 08/29/2011

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I am a firm believer in not only capturing the photos, but putting the memories behind the photos together in books. I use www.PagesofaLifetime.com. I find that they are completely customizable to put in as much text, photos, art and design as I want. This way, I can describe the photos and what was going on when I took them.

Gabrielle - posted on 07/26/2011

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me too i just love taking pictures of my kids i have so many and its difficult to develop them all but i wish i could...i wish i had my own dark room...

Angie - posted on 07/02/2011

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I would suggest following some different photography blogs. There are so many different styles and approaches out there. You will get some great ideas and look at the way you approach taking pictures differently.

I have several that I follow. One that I love for more reasons than just photography is Pioneer Woman. She also has recipes too!

Here is the link: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/

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I love taking photos of my son throughout developmental progess, and also part of memories to make it more special to look back to it in the future.

April - posted on 06/21/2011

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Still doing my amatuar photography!! getting better! I really have alot of faith in myself now!

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Oh, and picnik.com is an amazing free photo editing site. Go check it out, I have made so many cool pictures using it!

April - posted on 05/17/2011

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I know!! I'm not going to stop. We..as Moms, are taking not only photos but memories caught in time!! very Special!

Alyssa - posted on 05/17/2011

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April im the same way i love taking pictures of my daughter i almost have 2 big albums full already and shes only 4 months old i was thinking of doing some background or so on

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