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41 Photos To Take Of Your Kids From Birth To College

Just keep snappin'.

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1. It's never too early to start.

2. They're really only squishy like this for such a short time.

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3. Make the memory permanent.

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4. Balloons never fail.

5. Ever.

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6. It seems daunting, but committing to one photo a month will yield such great results.

7. Capture them in their natural state — dirt and all.

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8. Never forget the simple excitement of a favorite pastime.

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9. Snap them when they're not looking.

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Tender moments like this can't be interrupted for a "cheeeese!"

10. But if they do catch you, that's OK too.

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11. Love never gets old.

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12. Hide in a sheet fort with just them and your camera.

Make sure it's in a room with lots of natural light.

13. Let them be their own superhero.

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14. Capture them doing what they love.

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15. They're going to climb inside of lots of stuff. It's always a great photo op.

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16. See?

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17. Capture them as they see themselves.

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18. Don't be afraid to get wet.

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19. Let their personality shine through — in a pose, or a favorite outfit.

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20. Snap them from your usual perspective.

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This will be priceless when they tower over you.

21. Get up close and personal.

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22. Let them wear their favorite costume.

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23. You know that weird thing they do every day? It won't last forever.

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Memorex it while you can.

24. And you will never want to forget that laugh.

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25. Go deep.

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26. Give them matching props.

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27. Follow them to their happy place.

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28. Capture them against a vibrant background.

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29. Certainly they must share a love of something.

30. Even if it's each other.

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31. If you've got more than one and they're all in the same place, SNAP!

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32. Don't forget the action shots.

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33. Catch them in their natural habitat.

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34. Let them be their silly selves.

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35. Posing is overrated.

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36. Let them sparkle.

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37. Keep it simple.

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38. You'll giggle looking back on their early smartassery.

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And so will they.

39. Try a senior shoot beneath the trees.

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40. They're never too big to play with chalk.

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41. Celebrate their first love.

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