Your Baby in Pictures

I was fortunate to have an amazing photographer friend when my first baby was born–otherwise I’m pretty sure all I’d have of her was a bunch of blurry photos. Let’s face it, little ones are tough to photograph. Too bad I didn’t have this amazing book from photog guru Me Ra Koh.

This new-to-me book Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents’ Guide to Photographing Your Baby’s First Year offers up step-by-step instructions, ideas, and inspiration for
photographing your baby’s first year. In a word: Brilliant.

Aside from
the gorgeous photos, you’ll appreciate Me Ra Koh’s simple, smart advice
that gives you everything from how to pose your wee ones to the best
time of day and light for both a SLR camera as well as a point and shoot
all based on the age of your kids.

As a camera novice myself, I found it easy to read and follow, however even if you consider yourself a more advanced shutterbug, you’ll love
this book as well. I really can’t think of a more helpful shower gift
for new parents, whether it’s their first or fourth baby. –Kristen

You can purchase Your Baby in Pictures from our affiliate Thanks for the tip, Karen!

And for more tips on photographing children see this helpful post at Cool Mom Tech.


Kristen is CEO/Co-Founder of Cool Mom Picks and a busy mom of four kids who lives in the Philly 'burbs. Though really, what mom isn't busy?


  • Reply March 15, 2012

    Lisa Thakkar

    This book looks like a must-have for baby #3, but do you have any recommendations for similar books for photographing older children? Toddlers, preschool-aged children, specifically…Thank you!

  • Reply March 16, 2012


    I’m luck y to be married to a photographer, but even so, I find myself alone with the kids and wanting to capture a perfect moment. Such a wonderful gift idea!!!

  • Reply March 16, 2012


    Mamarazzi: Every Mom’s Guide to Photographing Kids by Stacy Wasmuth

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