Picture Perfect! 10 Cool Ways to Photograph Your Child

From using toys as props to embracing the candid moments, photographer and author Jen Altman shares her advice for capturing those treasured shots


When photographing a baby or even an older child, preparation is key. Make sure bellies are fed and hands are clean. For a baby, your best bet is to shoot after they've nursed and have a clean diaper. They are likely to fall asleep and will be easy to move gently as needed.