Baby's First Year Photos: 12 Important Moments To Capture

by Alex Melen on September 29, 2022

Babys First Year Photos 12 Important Moments To Capture

If you are a new parent, your baby's first year will undoubtedly be marked by hundreds if not thousands of pictures. What better way to keep the best of the best together than in a Baby's First Year Photo Album? But which pictures should you choose? That's a tough question.

Here we’re going to talk about some of the best moments to make sure you capture (in a picture) and then include it in your photo book. After that, we'll introduce you to a site that lets you put together your own book with easy-to-follow prompts. Creating a photo album has never been simpler or faster.

Now let's get down to business – which moments should you be sure to capture for your baby's first year photo album?

The First 48

In addition to being a cop show, this is one of the most important times of your baby's life. Those first two days – be they at home, at the birthing center, or the hospital, are monumental. Use a professional or take these pictures yourself.

Statistics Page

The stats for your baby are so important they should have their very own page. Here, you can list how long the baby was, what it weighed, and the time and date it was born.

That First Yawn

One of the cutest moments you'll experience as a new parent is seeing your baby stretch and yawn for the first time. With their arms up, this is referred to as the swaddle stretch. Be sure to catch that big gummy grin on occasion, as well. Note the time and date as a captain.

Milestones Per Month

You'll see the months flying by before you even know it. So you won't miss or forget some of the biggest milestones and/or changes in your baby's life, track their progress by always putting them in a similar spot or on the same blanket for the monthly check-in photo.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

The first time your baby laughs really, really hard, try to get a picture. If you can record it on your phone, even better.

Other Important Moments to Catch In a Photo

Make sure you get a picture of the following moments to include in your baby's first year album:

  • Crib or bassinet shot
  • Matching photo – Me and mommy or me and daddy in “matching” outfits
  • First encounter with real food
  • A picture of that first tooth
  • Footprint
  • Provided your baby has enough hair in the first year to do so, consider taping a lock of hair somewhere in the book
  • First birthday cake

Put Together a Book about Baby's First Year with Photobook Press

At the Photobook Press website, you will have so much fun putting together your "Baby's First Year" photo book, you may wish the time didn't go by so quickly. The thing is, it's fast and easy to create quality photo collections with our products and services. We have different books and layouts from which to choose. You simply drop your photos in and away you go. It's easy to exchange photos along the way if you decide you need to change things up before completion.

In addition to photo books (for any number of occasions), we can help you put together cards, calendars, wall art, other types of collections and books, and more.

If you have any questions or concerns about photo books or our other services/products, you can either email us at or give us a call at 888-333-6950. You may also choose to use our convenient online form to start a conversation with one of our representatives.

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