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 season.
"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 inspired photos:
- 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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