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A Photographic Record of Your Baby Shower

Donald Saunders
 


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There are many times when it is important to capture the memories of a special occasion and a baby shower is definitely one of these. Now, one thing which the guest of honor can usually count on is the fact that at least one of the guests will come equipped with a camera, but will she capture the truly memorable moments of the party or simply capture those chance shots? For instance, will she photograph that particularly nice moment which occurs while she is eating or that extremely comical moment when she is busy talking with other guests?

Naturally the host herself cannot be expected to take photographs at the baby shower because she will be too busy ensuring that her guests are taken care of. And the guest of honor will not have time to take pictures either, with everything that she has to do. One certain way however to ensure that you get a memorable set of photographs of the event is either to hire someone whose only responsibility at the shower will be photography or to arrange for a friend to make a photographic record of the party for you.

Professional photographers are not cheap and you will find that some are so busy with other work that they do not have time to cover baby showers. However, those who are available will probably do a very good job, particularly if they have previous experience of photographing baby showers. If your budget allows then hiring a professional is certainly the way to go, but do not forget to book early and a reasonable period of notice for most professional photographers would probably be about six to eight weeks.

There are of course other options nowadays, particularly now that digital photography equipment is both readily available and reasonably inexpensive. Photographing or making a video record of the baby shower is almost certainly something which the guest of honor's father or partner should be able to handle, and it will give them a good reason for not being left out of the fun.

Another option which has become increasingly popular in recent years is to buy a number of disposable cameras for your guests and to ask everyone to snap photos of the party. This is also something which is very popular at wedding receptions and the guest of honor will probably will end up with some very interesting shots. Although this might sound like a very good idea, you do have to be careful as costs can mount up very quickly, especially when your take into account the price of developing.

Another very important reason for photographing your baby shower is that it allows guests who are unable to make it to the party to share in the happy event by simply viewing photographs of the occasion online. This is much simpler than emailing out a bunch of images and then hoping that the recipients will know how to uncompress them and then view them on their computer screen.

If you have your own website then you can of course simply upload them there for your guests to see but, even if you do not have a website, it is still very easy to get your pictures online. You merely need to search for websites which offer online photo album facilities and then sign up and upload your images to the site. Your photo album area will normally be available to anybody who has the appropriate username and password and these can simply be emailed to your guests.

Parenting4Dummies.com provides information on all aspects of baby showers from buying baby shower gifts to sending out baby shower invitations

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