Fall is right around the corner, so that means cooler weather, changing colors and decorations that consist of pumpkins and cornucopias. I love taking walks outside and seeing the crisp leaves that have turned orange and brown and the scarecrows and pumpkins that welcome you at your neighbor’s front door. As I sit here and enjoy the upcoming season of fall, I think to myself what a perfect time it would be for a ‘Baby in a Pumpkin’.
A few years ago, a photographer friend of mine, Tracy Enoch Photography– shameless shout out, took an adorable picture of a baby in a pumpkin. The baby in the pumpkin happened to be her daughter and it was pure cuteness, so since my daughter was the same age as her daughter I had to give it a try. Below are the steps that I took to capture an adorable picture of my baby in a pumpkin.
- Before you attempt to take a picture of a baby in a pumpkin, make sure that they are stable enough to sit in a pumpkin. I, personally, do not advice placing an infant in a pumpkin or a baby that cannot hold their head up. This is where mom, dad and the photographer need to utilize common sense.
- Choose a pumpkin that is not too big but not too small. When you purchase a pumpkin you may consider taking your child so that you can sit the two next to each other and size them up together.
- Cut the top center of the pumpkin and make it big enough so that you can place your baby in the pumpkin, but not too big to where your child falls in it. You also don’t want it to be too small that you have to squish them in the pumpkin.
- Gut the pumpkin and make sure all of the slime has been removed.
- Cut two leg holes in the front of the pumpkin but at the bottom. Once again you will want to size the holes. I suggest that you start with small holes and work to making them big enough so that your child’s legs can comfortably fit through the holes.
- Find a thin blanket that you will fold and place on the inside of the pumpkin and have up against your child’s back. This will make it more comfortable for the baby.
- Before you attempt to place your baby in the pumpkin, find a location. If you plan to take a picture outside, make sure that you look around at the scenery and foliage. Place the pumpkin on the ground and make sure there are no hills and make sure that it is stable.
- Once your baby is ready and once you have the scene set, grab a friend to help distract your baby and start having fun.
Written by: Aimee Fauci