I am a huge believer in documenting and capturing everyday life, holidays and events through photographs…and baby showers, of course, are included in that list of events to capture.
While you’ll definitely remember your baby shower, being able to look back at the little details that made everything so special will be something you (and your baby when he/she grows up) will love to look back on and reminisce over.
Here are some photos that you’ll definitely want to be sure to capture at the baby shower:
1.) The food/drink table – a lot of thought and planning goes into the food, drinks and table decor at the baby shower, so capture a little glimpse of what was served that day. I love this close-up of a popcorn bar from Pop Sugar:
2.) Gifts – gather all of the gifts in one place before the mom-to-be opens all of them and capture a shot of the beautiful colors of the wrapping paper and gift bags. Make sure to also take pictures of her opening the gifts, as well:
3.) The generations – take a picture of the mom-to-be with her mom and grandma (and even great-grandma, if present).
4.) The hostess(es) – with all of the hard work they’ve done to make this day special, make sure to get a picture of your hostess(es)!
5.) The mom-to-be holding her baby shower invite – capturing an up-close picture of the invitation will be a beautiful way to start your album of your baby shower pictures:
6.) The mom and dad-to-be together – I know not all dads attend the baby shower, but if he happens to be there, capture a shot of the mom and dad-to-be together (along with the baby bump!).
7.) Candids – whether you’re the mom-to-be or the hostess, you’ll both be busy at the baby shower, so enlist the help of the other guests to capture some of the moments that you might not be able to see for yourself.
8.) The baby bump – make sure to take a picture of the guest of honor with her baby belly…not only will she love to look back at this time before her little one arrived, but the baby, when he/she grows up, will also love to see their mom pregnant with them. I love this idea of taking a frame and ‘framing’ the mom’s belly: