Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Capture Your Baby Moments

This post was created in partnership with Canon Canada

If you are a parent, you know how quickly time passes with our little one's. I mean, Nolan is already almost 4 weeks old. How has he been here that long? Before I know it he'll be smiling, crawling, walking.... going off to college! With how quickly time flies, I find it so important to capture as many of these priceless baby moments as possible... and I already know I haven't been as good about it as I was with Halle (the curse of being the second born, right?). So, I have partnered up with Canon Canada to share some tips and tricks from their Baby Moments page to help you capture better photos of your wee ones!

This page has some really great video tutorials that are super easy to follow. I have always found lighting to be the most important factor when taking photos in your home. For these photos of our sweet boy, I put him into our favourite neutral organic sleeper and after nursing him to sleep, I laid him down on the faux sheepskin rug for some texture (and his comfort). Though the window in his room is not big, it lets in some great light. I just made sure not to take his photos when the sun was shining directly in the window, to avoid strange shadows and harsh light. I'm really happy with how they turned out.




With Nolan being just out of that sleepy newborn stage, but still wanting to be held all of the time, I was lucky to be able to snap just a few photos of this guy on my new Canon Rebel SL1, before he woke up again. This camera is great for capturing all of those #BabyMoments, whether at home or on the go. It's the lightest and smallest SLR on the market - making it easy to take anywhere, including that already too full diaper bag!



Now, as great as it is that we are all going to be able to step up our photography of our little one's - it's also important to remember to get your pictures printed so you can display them around your home! Well, Canon Canada wants to help make sure that happens. We're giving away a Canon Selphy CP910 photo printer to one of my lucky readers (sorry US readers, this one is restricted to Canadians only)! Make sure to leave a comment below with some of those special #BabyMoments you want to, or have captured and printed!

Make sure to come back on Monday to find out who the lucky winner is... and to see some more special #BabyMoments that I've captured of Nolan! 



  1. Congrats on little Nolan's arrival - what a sweet baby boy.
    We DIY'd both of our little ones' newborn pics, as well as monthly pics for a baby book. Love finding more tips on improving our photography skills!

  2. What an amazing offer! I have recently purchased my first professional camera to pursue a career in photography and to take better photos of my little girl! I would absolutely LOVE to win so I could print off more of photos of my beautiful little girl! I would attach one here but its not giving me that option :s
    Congrats on your gorgeous baby boy and thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!


  3. I love doing a daily photo with the goal of his first year capturing a photo a day! Some have already been printed cause I just couldn't wait to share with family :)

  4. I love capturing all the firsts and expressions that happen. Seeing how much the change in such short period of times. I also love sleeping pictures. There little noses and fingers and baby lips.


  5. I am a recent first time mom and I love taking pictures of all my boys first time moments. I love seeing how much he has changed in such a short period of time and sharing my photos with my family and friends. I can't wait to capture many more firsts so we can treasure them forever! Thank you for this great giveaway and congrats again on baby Nolan

    Krystal D

  6. My favourite moment that I've captured,but not yet printed is the first time Frankie laid eyes on his sister. You could see the joy and excitement in his eyes ! It was such a special moment for our whole family. One that I'll remember forever!

  7. So sweet! So lucky to be able to watch this little guy grow each week!

  8. Your little man is soooo sweet, Kerry!!

    I have plenty of kiddo moments I would love to capture and put to paper! (I never do!)

  9. Congrats on Nolan! He's so precious :-)
    I already hve thousands of photos of Benjamin!! I've gotta start printing them and displaying them in my home. I should probably send some to my grandmother too - she doesn't see my IG feed! Lol

  10. Aww, what are beautiful entry Kerry, he is so handsome!

    I can't wait to take pictures of my lil' man (only 20 more weeks!). I have so many empty frames that I am looking forward to filling with pictures of my new family! Thanks for sharing.


  11. Kerry, Nolan is just beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway! I have more pictures than I can count of my little guy already. I especially love taking his monthly pic so I can look back on how much he's changed :)


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