Favorite DIY Baby Photoshoot Ideas You can Create at Home

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Babies come into our lives filled with wonder and excitement that we feel compelled to photograph every moment of their growth. It is wonderful to witness your child sleeping, crying, yawning, and expressing various emotions. These adorable expressions are to cherish for a long time to be. 

Here are 10 of the most creative baby photoshoot ideas for your child’s memory album.

With a Fluffy Blanket

We have all seen those amazing photos of babies laying on fluffy blankets with their eyes closed, and there is a reason why it makes such a great photo! Those props help to create an image that completely relaxes your baby. They might not be sleeping, but there are no creases in the baby’s face from being forced to sit up or hold their head up. This is the perfect photo to use if you are looking for something that shows off your baby’s innocence.

All Wrapped Up

You can wrap your baby in a soft piece of clothing and leave only the face exposed.

You don’t require any special equipment to do this photoshoot in your home. Keep in mind that the most important thing is to ensure that your child is safe and enjoys the experience. Create a cozy space for your child and try out different camera angles. Lay the baby on a bed or white backdrop for photos. You can also choose a color theme with various fabrics and wraps to create stunning photographs.

Create a Party Vibe

Make a festive atmosphere at home using party props like garlands, balloons, presents, and more. Place your child in the center of the room. This will ensure that they will be awed by all the extravagant things around them. But they will be adorable too. Be prepared to click some lovely moments.

Simple Poses

Please keep it simple. There is no need to run around the house to find the right props, the perfect spot for props, or the correct amount of lighting. Locate a spot for your baby that is secure, and then try out some simple and classic poses. Lay down your baby on the floor, with their hands placed beneath their chins with care, making funny faces at the camera, dressing them up in outfits that you love, or making the babysit on the floor for a splendid baby photoshoot.

Take a Picture With Your Pet

They say a picture with your pet is the most adorable picture. Your child and their favorite pet are sure to make an irresistible photo.

Waking up

Capture those drowsy eyes as your child wakes up in the morning or gets ready to take a nap.

Fun with Flowers

Have fun by taking some creative baby pictures with flowers. You can try having your infant lay on some beautiful roses or tulips for that perfect shot.

Baby’s First Steps

If your child stumbles around or crawls on the knees, it can make incredible keepsake photos. They might grow quicker than we think; however, you will cherish those precious moments forever. Take some shots of those first steps and jazz it up by using some flowers as part of the photoshoot.

Add Some Props for Fun

Throw in a few props and let your kid be creative, and make sure to snap away! You can take baby pictures with their favorite toy, books, teddies, balls, balloons, or lay them down on some beautiful flowers, and the result would be beyond your imagination.

Mess With Mealtimes

We all know feeding time with babies is so much fun, so why not document it? Include some props and capture what happens at mealtimes. Be sure to take many photos because this might be the only chance you get!


These are just a few of the many DIY ideas for a baby photoshoot. Make time to have fun while photographing your child throughout the day. You never know what might happen next!

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Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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