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What are some tips for taking hospital baby photos?

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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.

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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.

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