Baby Shower Photography
A baby shower is definitely a time when it's important to capture
memories of the special occasion. One thing that the guest of honor can
count on is that at least one guest will come equipped with a camera.
But will this guest capture the most memorable moments? Will she
capture only those chance shots, for example, the ones that occur when
her hands aren't already full with food, or the ones that happen when
she's not busy talking with other guests? Not likely. Getting good
pictures requires someone to properly document the baby shower for
The host can't be expected to take photographs at the baby shower.
She'll be busy making sure her guests are taken care of. The guest of
honor doesn't have time to take pictures either, with all she has to do.
One sure way to get memorable shots of the baby shower is to hire (or
arrange for) someone whose only responsibility at the shower will be
photography or videography.
Professional photographers or videographers are expensive and some will
be so busy they won't have time to shoot baby showers. The ones who are
available most likely will do a great job, especially if he or she has
previous experience shooting baby showers. If the host has budgeted
money for this type of expense, then hiring a professional is definitely
the way to go. Good talent books up fast, so be sure to contract with
someone early in the planning stages, 6 – 8 weeks in advance if
possible. A baby shower is not a formal or challenging as other
events, like a wedding, so hopefully someone can fit your shower into
There are other options, especially considering that digital photography
equipment is so readily available and inexpensive. Taking photographs or
videoing the baby shower is definitely something that the guest of
honor's father or significant other can handle, and it'll give these
guys a reason to be at the shower (besides they get to eat all that good
Another option is to purchase disposable cameras for guests and have
them snap photos of the baby shower as it unfolds. This is popular at
wedding receptions and the guest of honor probably will end up with some
interesting shots. Even though this sounds like a great way to go, at
the end the cost could end up being higher than anticipated, once the
developing fees are factored in.
Speaking of technology, nowadays, even guests who cannot make it to the
baby shower can still share in the happy moments by viewing photographs
of the special occasion right online, inside a photo album! This is so
much easier than emailing out a bunch of images and hoping that
recipients know how to uncompress them and view them on screen.
When the party's all over and the images have all been captured,
someone goes online and searches for a website that offers online photo
albums. After signing up the images are simply uploaded to the site and
organized into the appropriate baby shower album. The person creating
the album assigns a username and password, and then emails instructions
to friends and family telling them where to go and how to login to view
the photos. It doesn't get any easier than that!
One of the ways to present mom with a memory of the baby shower is
with a handmade scrapbook. You can find
Boutique Baby Albums at BabySakes
They have darling memory books in a variety of tastes and styles! Perhaps someone at the party has that
creative ability and experience to create a scrapbook of the baby
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