You'd think someone who thinks as much about photography as I do would already get this. While infants are adorable to play with while on their back, it just doesn't translate to the camera. It's tough to get a flattering angle - even when you stand directly over them (wrapping your camera strap around your arm so that you never accidentally drop the camera, of course!). Their tiny little chins get lost in those cute little rolls and your camera records a giant blob of baby without the benefit of those coochie coos.
Still, what did I do yesterday in the yard? Grabbed the camera while baby was laying on her back on blanket in the grass. It only took a couple of awkward shots for me to snap to my senses...
So what's a mommy to do? Tummy time! It's doctor recommended for the littlest ones, and momtographer recommended for getting in good shots!
I grabbed the boppy pillow, put it in the grass and then covered it with her blanket. And then put my wee one in the center with her arms propped up over the side and her legs through the opening. Suddenly we were in business!
It's best to have your camera ready as soon as tummy time begins, before baby's little muscles get tired and we end up at the cranky portion of the exercise event. Oh who am I kidding - I totally wanna look back on those memories too!