Babies come out beautifully in photographs .They come out well because they are so natural and have no pretence in them. The best thing about them that comes out so well in a picture is their innocence. However, it may be untrue to say that all pictures of babies come out well. The timing of the picture is very important. Kids go through different emotions and capturing them when they are unhappy may not be the best idea. Happy kids make unparalleled subjects for a photograph. Happiness is the essence of any picture as that is what translates into good photography and a picture of a happy kid can bring a smile on your face.
Capture the baby when he is happy with the world
There is nothing more beautiful than a happy kid. You can capture the happy baby well by having an eye contact with him. Talk to him in his language and he will soon be doing what you want for the picture. You just need to demonstrate a pose and the baby will be able to do that after you showed him how to do it as they are very good at imitating. Candid pictures of babies also come out well but then you need to have the knack of capturing them unaware.
Explain everything about the photograph to them
Children are very intuitive and intelligent. They also know when they are being photographed and some babies may even be conscious about being photographed. So, in case they are refusing to pose, all you have to do is explain to them about what you are doing very kindly and soon you have a good model for your pictures. Good luck!
Show them the photograph and tell them how cute they are
They have cooperated with you in taking the photograph. So, if you want the camera rolling after taking the photograph, it is a must that you show and tell them how superb they look.
Give them something to hold or give them something they like
In case they are not cooperating, then you can give them some props like toys, games or lollipops, so that they look happier in the pictures.
Even though kids are intelligent, there may be a few cases when they may not be able to grasp what you are saying. In those cases, you may have to entertain them by singing, dancing, asking them about their experiences and understanding them. Once they get comfortable with you, shooting with them may become as easy as shooting with an adult.
You may have to remember to not force the baby to pose .Making fun of them should be totally avoided as they may get offended (remember they are fragile spirits). Capture them in natural lighting and try to bring out their best features. Some babies may have good skin glow, some may be naughty and nice and some may have good eyes. So, decide which feature you wish to emphasize through photography. Observe them first and then take the pictures.