Bringing home a new baby is synonymous with stress. You have to feed it, clothe it, love it – and now you also have to schedule a professional photo shoot. These precious photo sessions start around 300-500 dollars, and you only have the first two weeks of your unpaid maternity leave to take them.
So instead of schlepping your newborn out when all you want to do is sleep, or have a stranger come over when both you and your home are at your worst, here’s a much easier and economical solution.
First dream up your perfect newborn photos. The options are limitless. Maybe for you it’s baby in a frog pose.
“Looks can be decieving..” by Brandie available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dilkarraphotography/4945101788/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Or baby in a nest.
Image via Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/baby-sleeping-baby-baby-girl-784608/
How about baby in a net?
“just hanging out!” by Ruby Lane Photography available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby_lane_photography/4558747085/ under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0. Full terms at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Next, pick a baby that kind of looks like yours. Print, frame, and hang a photo of that baby in your entryway.
Now watch as your flood of new-baby visitors gush over your super creative theme, ask which Etsy vendor did your hat, and comment that your baby looks just like you did when you were born. If one of your relatives is onto something, just say “it’s unbelievable how their looks change so quickly.”
Chances are no one will ever know it’s not really your kid, and you’ve just saved yourself loads of cash and stress.