NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - With Christmas just around the
corner, more and more parents are snapping photographs of their babies
and children while incorporating holiday inspired themes into their
images, looking to take that perfect photo.
However, before you pick up that camera and attempt those cute ideas you
found on Pinterest, celebrity newborn photographers and founders of
NewbornPhotography.com (a community of over 1000 newborn photographers
across North America), Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley, have developed
some useful tips to take better holiday themed photos this Christmas
"If you're looking to incorporate holiday props into your photos, the
most important tip is always putting safety first. Always ensure your
newborn baby or child is in a safe environment and position, with no
harmful props, ornaments or other holiday knick knacks that could
potentially pose a dangerous situation," said Blakeley.
The duo offers up these Top 5 useful tips to take better holiday
Light - Since young babies are unable to sit up, taking a picture of them
lying on their backs will be your go-to option. Make sure the light is
flowing from the side of your baby or child's face (or slightly above)
where your baby is laying. You'll get a more flattering less creepy
holiday picture, otherwise known as "scary Halloween face". (Think
back to when you were a kid, telling a scary story holding a flashlight
pointed up to your face). Having a light shine up at a baby's face
will make any angel look scary.
Christmas Lights - It may sound obvious, but NEVER wrap your baby or child in Christmas
lights, as it could cause an electrocution, and also poses as a
strangling hazard. While using Christmas lights in a picture, they
should always be a safe distance away from the baby. As well, most
light strands contain lead paint, and usually a baby will go to put
whatever is in their hands in their mouth.
Christmas Stockings - NEVER ever attempt to hang your baby or child in a stocking, or in
anything for that matter.
Glass Bowl, candles and other props - Never place your baby or child in a Holiday themed glass bowl, or near
candles, or holding glass ornaments. Posing your baby or child safe on
the ground with a plush toy away from everything breakable is ideal.
Bow - Feel free to use a Holiday bow on your baby's head, but don't use it
as a "hoo hoo" cover up. It's not flattering to a baby or child
contrary to popular belief.
You can view more photos and tips by visiting www.NewbornPhotography.com
About Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley
Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley are considered North America's top
celebrity newborn photographers in the business.
Keri and Jen are the most trusted photographers to celebrity clientele,
photographing the children of Vince and Kyla Vaughn, Megan Fox and
Brian Austin Green, Donald Trump Jr., Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne,
and Ian Ziering just to name a few.
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