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Photographers' Secrets to Taking Great Baby Photos

We know you’re documenting just about every move baby makes. (Do you even have any memory left on your phone? We didn’t think so.) These tips from professional photographers can help you perfect your pics.

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Alicia Gines Photography Sleeping Baby

It’s all about the lighting

Don’t get too fancy with your setup; the most flattering lighting is completely natural. “The most important thing you can do to create a beautiful, professional-looking image is to have baby in natural light,” says Alicia Gines of Sacramento-based Alicia Gines Photography. “Whether it comes from a window, a sliding door, or even outside in the shade, natural light is going to bring the most beautiful complexion out of your baby's skin.” Case in point: this photo was taken using only light coming through the window.

Photo by Alicia Gines Photography

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