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10 Creative Ways to Capture Monthly Baby Photos

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10 creative ideas for capturing monthly baby photos

10 creative ideas for capturing monthly baby photos

Do you capture monthly photos of your baby?

We did with our third child, with our fourth – let’s just say we went the candid photos route. Sure, capturing monthly may require a monthly reminder on your phone, but at the end of the first year – you will know taking that time to do this is worth it.

Here is some creative inspiration for capturing your baby’s monthly growth – check these out:

10 Creative Ways to Capture Monthly Baby Photos

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10 Creative Ways to Capture Monthly Baby Photos

Chair and Chalk Board Paint

These darling photos of Rory and Quinn were taken on a monthly on a chair with a chalk board wall behind them documenting how old they are in each photo. Image source:

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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “10 Creative Ways to Capture Monthly Baby Photos

  1. Hilary says:

    We did blocks, which was a lot of fun. I got the idea from a friend, who said she found the idea in a magazine.

    What I found though for consistency is using my flash; or if you don’t have a good one that points off the ceiling, try and take them the same time every day. The first few months I took photos they all looked different (it would’ve helped if I had correctly white balanced too but I wasn’t as knowledgeable then)

  2. Gina says:

    Love it! Especially love the black and white ones and the different colored fabric every month.

  3. Renae from says:

    I LOVE the chalkboard idea, so cute! With my first child, I actually took weekly photos of my son next to the same stuffed bear and placed them all in a photo album. I love going back and looking at the photos and seeing how he grew week-by-week. You can see my post at including pictures of the album at:

  4. Monica says:

    Love the clothes basket idea!!1 I do monthly portraits of my son at the same studio, same black back ground, white shirt and blue jeans, each month with a differfent toy. Four more shots and he will have his newborn up to one year collage. It’s amazing to look at the growth each month. It goes so so fast!

  5. Danielle says:

    I do the laundry basket photos but my daughter wears a onsie that says how many months she is. I love that there is a constant to track her growth!

  6. Jodie says:

    I like the simple one, cuz at least I can go back and do that with my first – and I love black and white, I probably wouldn’t even have to photoshop any cuz I took the photos in B&W to begin with!

    But I do love the laundry basket, and giving some serious thought to doing this with my second – as it’s so simple and effective.

    Also have work in progress of the blackboard/school ones, but my baby boy has a bit to go before I have to be organised :o )

  7. Brianna says:

    I placed a medium size stuffed animal next to my daughter, and each month you can see her getting bigger and the stuffed animal becoming smaller. Lifetime keepsake pictures!!

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