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8 Best Monthly Baby Photo Ideas


Start brainstorming ideas and gearing up your camera, ladies. Because your little one will be here before you know it — and then the amateur photographer comes out in us all.

Besides just creative newborn photo ideas, have you put thought into the monthly baby photo? It might seem like a cheesy idea at first, but compiling all 12 can really show the shockingly fast development in the fleeting first year.

Here are our very favorite ideas for capturing your baby’s monthly photo:


  • Write It 1 of 9
    Write It
    You can find similar felt letters on Etsy (see link below).
  • Calendar Girl 2 of 9
    Calendar Girl
    A desk calendar is such a cute backdrop to the monthly photo.
  • The Same Chair 3 of 9
    The Same Chair
    Our Family Style blogger, Nicole Balch of "Making It Lovely," photographs her little August in the same chair every month.
  • The Same Chair Part II 4 of 9
    The Same Chair Part II
    She did the same thing for her daughter Eleanor, which you can see completed.
  • Monthly Shirts 5 of 9
    Monthly Shirts
    You can find monthly shirts like this on Etsy (see link below) or make your own.
  • Weekly Photos 6 of 9
    Weekly Photos
    Rather than take photos every month, this mom took them every week! (And used corresponding weekly baby onesies!)
  • Be Creative 7 of 9
    Be Creative
    The photos don't have to be consistent to be memorable.
  • Chalk Wall 8 of 9
    Chalk Wall
    I love the idea of putting these twins (Rory + Quinn) in front of a chalk wall every month.
  • Make a Book 9 of 9
    Make a Book
    A monthly photo book gives you a little more freedom to fully document that entire month.

1. Famille Summerbelle (find felt letters on Etsy)

2. Ashley Ann Photography

3. and 4. Making It Lovely (buy your own knock-off Eames chair that Nicole uses)

5. My Life in Transition (find monthly onesies on Etsy)

6. Young House Love

7. Smile and Wave

8. The Letter B Photography via The Lens Love

9. Hanna Mac Photography

Not hot on photography? More ways to mark baby’s milestones

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