Those first days are nothing but newness. Though your frazzled focus is more on feedings than photos, photographer Lisa Russo has some tips to help bang out that birth announcement.
Snap soon. The best time to capture your peanut is in the first two weeks, before the acne or colic kicks in. Plan to shoot right after he eats. A full tummy makes for a sleepy baby and that means a sure shot.
If snapping swaddled avoid white (too bright) or tough textures (scratchy on skin) as both blemish your baby’s beauty. Also, ditch the diaper. You want to show her precious posterior, not what brand of diapers you use.
Stage shots with an eye toward perspective and natural lighting. Think tiny feet in big hands and use the soft light filtering through a window.
Because it’s all gone in an infant.
Too tired to DIY? Call Lisa Russo Photography (678-360-8141 or lisarussophotography.com).
Sheep to Shawl Celebration
What: Wee ones watch wool woven into shawls at the 19th-century Tullie Smith Farm.
Why: Sheer entertainment.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead (404-814-4000).
What: Forty thousand plastic eggs fall from the sky at this church-sponsored bunny bonanza.
Why: It’s an eggstravaganza!
When: Sat. Registration, 9 a.m.; drop, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Dellinger Park, 100 Pine Grove Rd., Cartersville. Info at 678-721-2377.
B. Braithwaite Egg Hunt
What: Up to 30 percent off at the sale where customers crack shells at checkout to discover their discounts.
Why: They’re all good eggs.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1198 Howell Mill Rd., Westside (404-605-0963).