Photography of CRAWLING BABIES
That moment when you want to eat them. Like, literally. The moment they learn to sit up, start to move (sometimes in unlikely ways) or try to stand up while making funny faces and hilarious noises. A short, fun and minimalist session. Because I want to eat babies, too 😉
Photo shoots of crawling babies in Barcelona
WHEN: when the baby is sitting and/or crawling, but not walking yet.
HOW: minimalist portraits of your baby.
WHERE: in my photography studio in Barcelona.
INVESTMENT: from 220 €.
A short, minimalist proposal.
The best time to photograph babies is when they start scooting or crawling.
At around 6 months, babies begin to gain mobility: they roll, they creep or they scoot on their belly. Within a short period of time they also manage to sit up without support. The next big milestone is crawling (although not all of them do! There are also babies that skip crawling and simply start to walk). In addition to all these skills, it is also a time of great interaction: they make faces, smile, laugh, imitate adults and have their own arsenal of expressions and faces. From a photographer’s point of view, a world of possibilities opens up because babies are no longer just lying down all the time or 100% dependent on being held by an adult. Instead, they can move at will.
Baby crawling photo sessions: absolute stars in front of the camera
Baby photo sessions for crawlers have many advantages: they are short, they are fun and we are able to take tons of beautiful pictures. My style is minimalist and simple, so that the baby is the real star. Pictures of the baby are taken with very little or no clothing so that you can see their hands, feet and belly: every single part of their body that you feel the urge to eat 😉
When is the best time to take pictures of a crawling baby?
This is a tough question, because every baby reaches milestones at a different pace. So basically, your baby may vary. Roughly speaking, photos can be taken between 6 and 12 months of age. Some babies stand up and walk at just ten months, while others start walking at around the two-year mark. So the best time to photograph a baby is when he or she is able to sit up without support. If the baby also creeps or crawls, all the better.. But it is best to photograph them before they start walking, since as soon as they stand up they become much faster and more elusive in front of the camera 😉
Frequently asked questions
What time of day is best for the photo shoot?
A baby that is a few months old will follow a relatively regular schedule, and neither a hungry nor a tired baby is a good idea if you are trying to create a relaxed environment. That’s why it is best to avoid meal time or nap time.
Can siblings be in the photos? What about parents?
This proposal is 99% focused on the babies, so that they are the real stars and these kind of sessions are a quick experience lasting about half an hour. If you (or the baby’s siblings) also want to be in the pictures, my advice is to hire a family photo session, where we will aim at capturing your genuine interaction as a family.
What should I wear? What do I need to bring?
My studio is an open space ideally suited for babies and kids to freely explore. We can use blankets and soft fabrics as backdrops and wooden toys to touch and chew 😉 As for what to wear, I always recommend that you bring an extra outfit just in case, but these sessions are designed to show off your baby’s body in all its glory, so the less clothing, the better. In the studio I have a few culottes in different sizes, and you can also bring your own. I will also gladly take pictures without clothes or diaper.
What will the resulting pictures look like?
I really don’t care whether the baby looks at the camera or smiles. It’s all about letting them explore, experiment and enjoy. At this age, everything should go smoothly and in a short time we will manage to have a lot of tender and funny images. For me, an image of a real experience conveys a lot more than a fake smile. A baby doesn’t know how to pose, but they will interact and smile or grimace. Call it natural posing if you like. They also like to play by imitating gestures or sounds, or playing peek-a.boo…
Are digital images included?
Yes, all packages include digital files. I will cull and edit the best images and prepare an online gallery for you, where you can choose the images you like best. Some packages also include wooden displays or albums. Whatever your preference is, do something with your photos: don’t let them just sit on a flash drive. Print them, make a collage, create an album… the only limit is your imagination. But make sure your pictures are seen by your loved ones. It makes no sense to keep them in a digital drawer 😉
Do you want to make an original and different gift? Gift a photography session!
A photo shoot can be a fantastic gift for special occasions:
- Mother’s Day, Father’s Day… (or grandma’s!)
- For a baptism, a birthday, or a wedding.
- To encourage someone at a difficult time in their life.
However, BEFORE you give someone a photo session as a gift, make sure you get it right: Is that person a photography lover? Has he/she had a photo session before? Whatstyle of images does he/she like?
A photo shoot is a very personal and customized experience, so before reaching out to me please make sure the person you want to gift it to is as excited about the idea as you are.
What they say about me…
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Want to book a session with me?
Tell me what moves you, what you would like to capture from your journey through motherhood. I don’t want to take the typical “postcard” photos – I want to portray you as you are.