Seven Original Birth Announcement Photo Ideas

Are you looking for original birth announcement photo ideas? In this article, you'll find seven of the best ones. Read on!
Seven Original Birth Announcement Photo Ideas
María José Roldán

Reviewed and approved by the psychopedagogue María José Roldán.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

If you’re looking for original birth announcement photo ideas, you’re in the right place. When a baby is born, your friends and family go crazy to meet him or her. You have to be aware that your baby will grow really fast. Before you know it, they’ll no longer be the baby that used to fit in your arms but an older child. This is why you should document every moment of your baby’s life with photos!

Taking photos of your baby lets you capture unforgettable moments, thus allowing you to have nice memories of your first days with your baby. In these times where social media is everything, posting pictures of your baby on social media networks is a great way to tell your family and friends that your baby was born.

Needless to say, the new member of your family will be the talk of the town, which is why you’ll want to find the most ingenious way to announce his or her birth. Here are seven original photo ideas!

7 original birth announcement photo ideas

1. Guess the baby’s name

One of the most classic ideas is to take a photo of your baby with the initial of his or her name. This will be a lot more fun if you didn’t tell your family and friends what you were going to name your baby. This way, they can play guessing games. The one who guesses right wins a special prize!

2. Thinking about the future

A simple and fun idea is to put your baby on a carpet or blanket with annotations that speculate on their future tastes and dreams.

Seven Original Birth Announcement Photo Ideas

3. Welcome telegram

Another original birth announcement photo idea is a telegram. Write a text that includes the most important data of that memorable moment. This is a retro way of telling everyone your baby was born.

4. Object layout

A widely-used idea is to take a photo of your baby surrounded by objects that provide information about his or her birth, name, weight, and measurements. To do this, you should get the following items (and include others you like):

  • A calendar
  • A clock
  • A tape measure
  • The initial of your child’s name

5. Photo mosaic

If you really like taking photos, you can make a nice photo mosaic. If you want to give it a professional touch, you should consider hiring a photographer.

You should prepare a relaxed photoshoot, as you shouldn’t stress your baby out during his or her first days on Earth. A perfect moment to take pictures of your baby is when he or she is sleeping because it’ll allow you to capture really cute moments.

Seven Original Birth Announcement Photo Ideas

6. Two important moments

Another great birth announcement idea is to put two photos of very important moments next to each other: one of you pregnant and one of you holding your newborn baby. You should definitely be in these photos, as your baby wouldn’t be in this world if it weren’t for you!

The idea is very simple. It consists of two before-and-after photos: you pregnant and you with your baby in the same position, but outside your uterus.

The trick to achieving the desired effect is to make the photos as similar as possible. Thus, you should be in the same position, make sure the lighting is the same, and wear the same clothes in both.

7. The new prince or princess of the family

There are several companies dedicated to creating birth announcements. All you have to do is send them a photo and data of your newborn and they take care of making the digital design. If you’re good at graphic design, you can make it yourself and send it to your family and friends. Then, you can print the photo and hang it in your baby’s room. Do you like the idea?

These are some of our original birth announcement photo ideas. Choose the one you like best to announce the birth of your baby in the best possible way.

Seven Original Birth Announcement Photo Ideas

Recommendations to capture your baby’s best moments

  • Take many photos and use open diaphragms to play with depth of field.
  • Try to go for fixed focal lengths.
  • Try to focus on the details and use props to give the photo shoot a more creative touch.
  • Play with different camera angles.
  • Zoom in, focus on your baby’s eyes, and take advantage of natural light.
  • You can also use bounce flash if necessary.

If you decide on any of the ideas we shared here, we’re sure you’ll do an excellent job when it comes to announcing the birth of your child. Good luck!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

  • Martín López, Ana María (2008) Fotografía de niños: evolución y algunas propuestas a lo largo de su historia. SPHERA PUBLICA Revista de Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicación Número 8; Murcia;  12 págs.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.