We’ve partnered with Canon to bring you a three post blog series on capturing your baby’s moments and milestones in the easiest way possible. With the help of their site, babymoments.ca we’ve learned that using a DSLR camera is not as intimidating as we thought and we wanted to share the process with you in the hopes that you will be inspired to capture some of your baby’s sweet moments too.
As a follow up to Part One in our Canon Baby Moments series we decided to test out our skills with a model in the 3-6 month age range. At this time babies are typically just beginning to reach for their toes, experiment with tummy time and rolling, and are just so interested in taking in all that is going on around them. We recruited nearly four month old Daniel, the most easy going and co-operative model we could have asked for.
The Shoot: Capturing 3-6 Months
Daniel is not quite rolling yet but he is a pro at tummy time. We decided to capture some of his expressions and personality as we worked on his neck strength and flashed his baby blues at us. As smitten as we were with Daniel we quickly realized that he only has eyes for his Mama. The way a baby looks at his mom, with such adoration, was a moment we just couldn’t let pass us by. In order to get the shots we wanted, we used the tips on babymoments.ca to guide us. Here is how we set up the shots:
- We found a bright room with a window that let in lots of natural light.
- Using a soft blanket, we created a place to comfortably rest Daniel for his paparazzi moment.
- We used the Canon EOS Rebel T6i paired with a EF 50mm f/1.8 STM portrait lens and set the dial to Portrait mode or “P”
- Getting down on our hands and knees, we went to work snapping his expressions, his sparkling eyes, and the tremendous effort it took for him to keep his head up.
We love how they came out and think they captured little Daniel’s easy going nature and personality perfectly! With this completely obliging subject, the whole shoot took around 20 minutes and we had so many great shots they were hard to narrow down! Stay tuned for part three of our Baby Moments series with Canon where we will be celebrating baby’s first birthday and capturing those exciting one year characteristics.