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Kid Photos Every Parent Should Take

Get tips for taking pictures of your kids from a photographer who knows the best moments for baby photos.
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With digital cameras, it’s a snap to take a million and one adorable pictures of your child. But which ones will you truly cherish throughout the years? Family photographer Alden Gewirtz, a dad of one in New York City, reveals five must-have moments to capture on camera.

1. Favorite lovey: Whether your child adores his blankie, bunny, or purple-striped frog, be sure to preserve a few memories of the two of them cuddled together. Later in life, you can both reminisce about his first love.

2. Playing in the snow: "The first time your child makes a snow angel or catches snowflakes on her tongue, it’s really magical," says Gewirtz. Stand above your child and shoot downward. Live in a warmer climate? Snap shots of your child splashing around in rain boots.

3. Giant steps: When your toddler starts, well, toddling, get an action shot by sitting on the floor and snapping shots from behind as he walks past you. "From that angle," says Gewirtz, "it almost looks like a monster movie about a giant baby!"

4. Fast asleep: A child never looks more angelic than when she’s in dreamland, especially if she’s just fallen asleep on someone’s shoulder. Get a close-up of the long lashes and chubby cheeks.

5. All in the family: If you have a favorite parent-child photo from your own childhood, recreate it with your son or daughter. Then frame the two photos together for a beautiful family heirloom.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 30reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My son is about to turn 6 months in a couple of weeks and we are planning a small photo session just for that :) The same photographer took his newborn pics(which included him with bunny ears and a carrot!) and of course will also be doing his 1 year cake smash session. It's awesome to be able to have those memories ranging from a sleeping/calm newborn,to a now rambuctious 6 month old. August 15, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My daughter is only a year and a half and has literally had thousands of photos taken of her, and I just can't seem to stop. I've taken everything the article has said into consideration, and the one I'm currently looking forward to the most is her reaction to snow. Last year she was just too little, this year she's so animated about everything it should definitely be a great photo session. November 17, 2013
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I am crazy about pictures so I've got a lot of these besides my parents one and of him walking he hasn't started walking yet but I will be sure to do that one I also make sure I take one every month point at his first birthday I am making something out of them! December 4, 2012
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My favorite pictures are of my daughter sleeping. But I need to do a picture with Beary - the bear she sleeps with. Great idea- thanks:) November 27, 2012
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