At six months old your baby will have developed their own little personality. Around this time, they’ll learn to sit unaided and have lots of wonderful expressions to share.
This is a great time to capture a set of milestone photographs – pictures that capture all of those new skills your baby has developed and record how your baby has grown.
In this article I’m going to share five moments not to miss at 6 months. You can find my must-take baby photos for 3 month old babies here.
Your baby’s favourite new trick will be sitting up unaided around this age. They may tire quickly at first, so set up your camera, and clear space where they can sit down beforehand. Then, when they’re well fed and rested sit your baby in the space you’ve created and snap away.
Do talk to your baby as you are photographing so that you can capture some of those gorgeous expressions they make.
On Their Tummy
By now your baby will be pushing themselves up when they’re on their tummy and may even be trying to crawl! This is a great time to capture them as they experiment and explore their immediate surroundings.
As you photograph your baby on their tummy do try experimenting with angles to capture different perspectives – the photograph you take when you’re down at their level will be very different to one you take from above.
On Their Back
Babies are great fun to watch when they’re lying on their backs at this age. Almost all of them will end up playing with their feet, which is wonderful to capture!
Sit back quietly and see what your baby does and how they entertain themselves. It should make for some lovely photographs.
The Tiny Details
As I discussed in my post about must take photographs at 3-months old, the tiny details such as baby’s hands and feet are also wonderful to capture. And you’ll be able to see just how much your baby has grown when you compare the photographs of their feet and hands from 3 months to 6 months.
Favourite Toys and Books
As at 6-months, capturing your baby with their favourite toys and books will create a wonderful memory of what they enjoyed at this age. If you capture these photographs regularly you’ll have a record of what your baby enjoyed through their first year, Perhaps it’s the book you always read at bedtime, a favourite teddy or both.
Over to You
I’d love to hear how you get on with these tips, and taking photographs of your 6 month old baby – let me know in the comments below.