Baby Photography Tips from SanDisk: Getting the Perfect Baby Picture

When Princess Nagger was born, I had finally graduated to a great point-and-shoot digital camera, and alternated taking pictures using that and my film camera.  Good thing I did take pictures with my film camera, because my computer crashed and has effectively held Princess Nagger’s first year of hostage since.  Hopefully I’ll be able to retrieve them at some point.  Now I back up everything and store any important stuff (like PN pictures) on an auxiliary hard drive. 

Luckily not all pictures were completely lost, thanks to keeping extra on hand so I didn’t have to transfer them to my computer right away:

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Thanks to SanDisk, I still had access to some great Nagger images when she was a baby.  They sure grow so fast, don’t they?  I’m glad I took a zillion pictures of her when she was small – it’s fun to compare then and now shots (and have some excellent ones stashed as perfect blackmail pictures for when she starts dating).  I absolutely love newborn baby photos – their innocence and look of wonder on their faces gets me every time.  Not to mention their little fingers and toes. 

A couple of years ago I saved up and finally invested in a Nikon DSLR – I absolutely love it.  memory cards have come a long way – now instead of worrying about space on my old 2GB cards, I can take pictures like a maniac with the larger size cards.  Which means I can continue to be camera happy, since I love taking pictures of my kids. 

I’m always looking for great tips (I’m still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles on my DSLR), so I really enjoyed ’s video on how to capture great baby photos.  Check it out here:


Photographer, author and educator Erin Manning provides her Top 3 Tips for capturing better baby photos. Erin gives you advice on setting the scene and getting close to the baby for those perfect images, as well as using a  SanDisk Ultra SDHC card to make sure she never misses a shot.

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for SanDisk.  I received a product sample to thank me for participating – no monetary compensation was received implied or otherwise.   All opinions are mine and not influenced by outside sources. See my Disclosure Policy here.

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About Stacy (the Random Cool Chick)

After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance and I chose to become a SAHM and WAHM - I love every minute of it. We added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension to our family. We have an eclectic mix of pets: dogs, cats, birds and fish. I love to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, I take on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. My favorite, of course, is making my own wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway. I blog about the joys of parenting, family, friends, life, love and anything else that strikes my fancy. I do enjoy doing reviews and giveaways for products I use, believe in and can stand behind.
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4 thoughts on “Baby Photography Tips from SanDisk: Getting the Perfect Baby Picture

  1. I take (way too) many pictures of my kids. 🙂 I will have to check out the video when I can get my sound working! It stinks that you lost those pictures.

  2. Are you kiddin’ me???? Oh my Lord, I have a cedar chest full of pictures, and a whole dresser full downstairs that some are mine, the rest was my mom’s, and some from my MIL. Some day I’ll go through them… maybe… not!!! My mom left the job to me and I’ll probably leave the job to my daughter…. lol. Although I did go through some of my mom’s to share with my step-brother. I’m a good sister!!!