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The first year of your baby’s life will fly by faster than you can imagine. One second you’re holding a newborn in your arms at the hospital and the next they’re taking their first steps. This leaves us wishing we could freeze time and just keep them forever in that one moment.

Luckily, through photography, we can capture those moments and revisit them to remember those special feelings and that fleeting stage. (And while they’re totally adorable on their own, we’re also not opposed to Instagrammable props!) It’s the closest thing we have to a time machine. So grab your cameras, grab your cell phones, and capture those memories!

Here are 30 ideas for photos to take in baby’s first year.

Baby’s Firsts

1. First smiles

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2. First foods

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3. First steps

4. First holidays

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5. First tooth

All the family

6. Photo with mama

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Eileen K Photography

7. Photo with daddy

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Simply Picturesque Photography

8. Photo with siblings

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Claire Falco Creative

9. Group family photo

Baby Milestones

10. Rolling over

11. Sitting up

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12. Crawling

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13. Cruising furniture

14. Learning to walk

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Red Boat Photography

Baby’s everyday tasks

15. In their crib

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Eileen K Photography

16. Tiny feet

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Simply Picturesque Photography

17. Sweet baby yawns

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Eileen K Photography

18. Sleeping

19. A diaper change

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The Luxe Mom

20. Swaddled up

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Heather Mohr Photography

21.Laughs and giggles

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22. Tummy time

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23. Play time

24. Doctors visits

25. Bath time

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A monthly photo series

26. Milestone blankets

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27. Monthly stickers

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Lucy Darling

28. Milestone cards

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29. Calendar photo

30. Creative numbers