Tips for taking hospital baby photos include assigning a photographer, using natural light, bringing a textured blanket for the background and zooming in on details. Planning for the hospital photos allows new parents to capture the first few days of their baby's life.
Assigning someone else to take photos in the delivery room or shortly after the baby is born frees mom and dad up to worry about the actual birth. A close friend or relative often is a good choice to snap the first photos.
A special outfit or prop such as a hat is an option for the photo shoot. Another option is to photograph the baby in only a diaper on a blanket. Natural light from the hospital windows makes baby and mom look better than the hospital's fluorescent bulbs.