New parents spend a lot of time taking photos of their babies. They capture each week and each month, and they fill up their phones, cameras and computers with pictures. But then what do you do with them?
There are plenty of things that you can do with photos, from babyhood to adulthood.
It’s important to capture those great memories of your baby, and it’s equally as important to do something with those memories that makes them visible. Sure, you can print them out and put them in a scrapbook or a photo album, but why not strive for something more?
The Case For Professional Photos
You probably take enough photos of your baby all on your own, but sometimes it’s worth getting professional photos done. Maybe you want to capture a special memory, like a holiday, a first birthday, or maybe just the cutest outfit you’ve ever seen.
When looking for a studio for baby pictures, take time to look at previous photos from your prospects’ portfolios. Try to find a place that can really capture what you want to remember for that particular moment or time.
It can be fun to find a studio that has live animals for Easter photos, rather than getting a photo with a big scary bunny suit that makes them cry. However, if you don’t feel you can afford studio photos, or you just want more than professional photos, you can keep taking your own.
What To Do With All Of Those Photos
Yes, some of them will go in albums or scrapbooks. It also helps to sort your photos on your computer so they are easy to find, maybe by the age of your baby, or even just by year.
You’re not going to want to turn all of your photos into gift items, collectible, or cards, but for those that are extra cute and special there are so many great things you can do with them. Holiday photos make great greeting cards.
For grandparents, aunts and uncles, have puzzles and other great items made for gifting for Christmas or other holidays. You may enjoy having frame photos, photo prints, and other fun items to decorate your own home with.
Don’t let your baby memories get lost in your computer, do what you can to get them out and around your house. There are so many fun and great photo items that you can get made through different online sources, or right through your professional photographer.
Have cute coffee mugs for each your of baby’s life, instead of just boring plain coffee mugs. You can even have cute photo books made, which saves you all the time of putting together scrapbooks.
When your baby is a teenager and old enough to start dating it will also be far easier for you to do the proud parent embarrassing their child in front of the first boyfriend bit as well and it will be much easier than digging out old photos or pulling up tons of albums online.