We all love watching pictures of cute little babies. Babies are the perfect models; there is no such thing as a “bad pose” when they are the subject of any photograph. With a great photographic sense and some appropriate props, even a simple nap-time shot can melt million hearts. One of those master props would be a soft muslin cotton blanket, indeed!
Remember the amazingly adorable photographs of cuddly little angels peeping out of a blanket over their heads? Or the ones where they are suckling their thumb as if it is the tastiest thing on Earth? These pictures are something that every parent would like to take and cherish for the rest of their lives. The problem is, not everyone gets those perfect shots. Babies cannot be directed and they can lose it anytime. Whether it is the parents who are taking the picture, or a professional photographer, they always like to make sure that the baby is receiving utmost comfort. That is why blankets, particularly cotton swaddling ones top the list of preferred props!
Babies, who are only a few weeks old, are at the most suitable age for a nap-time snap. If you are planning to do a little dress-up, make sure the surface they are put onto is cozy for them. Professional photographers make sure that the lighting is also mild so that it doesn’t disturb the sound sleep needed for the shoot. You can use the swaddling blankets over a basket, as a symbolic sling dangling from the pelican’s beaks, or can simply just wrap your little angel with it for that perfect shot. All that matters is his/her peaceful sleep, and you are good to go for that frame-worthy shot.
For taking artistic pictures of your baby while s/he is awake, you can just leave him/her with the swaddling blanket to play around while you keep clicking for the best snap. There are practically numerous ways to get cute and aesthetic photos of your baby with the swaddling blanket as the prop. Just make sure that the baby is having fun, since we don’t like to see a teary face when the smiley ones can win the world! If you are a creative parent, you can try more interesting stuff like creating a scene with clothes and blankets around your baby, like those famous photos we have seen in the recent years. Be yourself and create the perfect setting for your child to capture the moments. Why does it matter? Because your children are little for a short while and archiving these precious little moments in the cutest way possible will thus be a lifelong asset!