Baby photographer in London and Surrey - photography tips for 4-8 month olds

10th December 2013
Babies between 4 and 8 months are my absolute favourite to photograph - they have developed individual personalities, smile on demand (obviously with silly noises from me!!) and can be photographed in a variety of different poses. Lying on back with feet in the air, sitting, lying on belly photos (my favourite), sometimes even standing holding mummy and daddy's hands. And they can't yet crawl away from the camera!!

The pictures from my baby photography session with 6-month old Hugo in Clapham, South London show the variety of poses that babies at this age can do:

The main baby photography tips I would share for babies at this age are:

- take a variety of different poses and in different outfits (naked on belly is also great)
- make sure that the background is plain and uncluttered - I throw a blanket over the bed
- aperture should be set wide e.g. F4 or set to portrait mode to get those blurry backgrounds
- camera should be in continuous shooting mode as heads are constantly moving
- have someone stand behind you making your baby laugh (or use a squeaky toy yourself)

Here are a few of my favourite photos from recent baby photography sessions in Surrey:

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