Frame the shot and keep her belly as the hero.
Shoot at the same time of day to keep lighting consistent.
Turn off the flash and use natural light.
Set ISO to 400 for greater brightness.
Select a low F-stop to create a blurred background effect. The lower the F-stop the more background blur you will have.
Choose silent shooting mode to get great sleep shots without disturbing your newborn.
Start experimenting with black and white mode for a more artistic feel.
Print your images and start creating a photo series on your wall.
Use STM lenses to capture the laughs and the splashes with near silent autofocus.
Try a fixed focal lens with f/2.8 or faster to obtain even more light while shooting indoors.
Shoot in Shutter Priority (Tv) mode and make sure you use a high shutter speed to avoid any unwanted blurring.
Get low at ground level and simply touch the LCD screen to keep your on-the-move baby in focus
Select the lowest F-stop (example f/2.8) to blur any unwanted backgrounds.
Shooting later in the afternoon on a warm sunny day can give a wonderful warm glow to images.
Get up close to your child so you can capture the fun of the moment.
Increase the ISO in low light situations to avoid dark images.
Get in close to capture the essence of innocence and have the cutest holiday card next season.