Here’s a quick and easy tip for photographing babies: Get Down!
By placing yourself at eye level with your subject you will create a much more natural and pleasing capture. As an added bonus, the child will likely be more interested in what you’re doing and you will have a much higher chance of capturing a great expression.
Today’s image of Christian is an example of this technique. During a church barbecue at a local park I noticed him crawling around in the grass and got down on his level. He immediately became curious of what I was doing and began watching every move I made. It was then fairly easy to capture a nice expression.
Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/200 second, f/4, ISO 100