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Baby Smiles – How to Get Your Newborn to Smile in Portraits

 Is there anything more precious than seeing a new baby smile? (Cue the “awww”s)

And while we do see many smiles each and every day and also capture them in photos, there is something extra special about capturing that genuine smile of a child or baby’s.

While we can never guarantee a smile during a newborn photography session, we received some tips from a professional family photographer who has learned a few tricks over the years. See below for her recommendations:

1) Lightly blow air around the baby’s face – the tickle of a light breeze will sometimes encourage a little smile to appear!

2) With your hand or a soft cloth, gently tickle around the baby’s face and encourage one corner of their lip upwards – sometimes the other corner will smile, too!

3) Softly whisper in the baby’s ear, more preferably if it’s mom’s voice.

4) If baby is asleep, be patient and wait for the REM sleep cycle (the light, easily disturbed sleep) – babies usually smile when they’re entering and exiting REM sleep cycle. Watch for the signs such as heavier breathing, eyes moving back and forth behind closed lids, and facial expressions.

Give it a try at home with your baby! We would love to see the photos 

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