10 Classic Kid Photos Every Mom Needs to Take (PHOTOS)

mom with cameraMoms and dads, set down the bows and arrows. I have finally found the one thing we can all agree on. We all love us some adorable pictures of our kiddos.

You know I'm right! You can be attachment parent all the way or completely free-range. You can feed 'em from the garden outside or subsist solely on grocery store eats. You can circumcise or keep it intact. But we all have a camera! 

And in the spirit of solidarity, I present to you the list that every single parent out there needs. It is a list of the definitive photos you need to capture of your child in the years to come.

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I'm talking all the classic kid shots. The one on the potty. The naked one. The one with food all over their face.

But I'm getting ahead of myself. As a photographer who may or may not have completely tortured my child a time or two, I pulled a few must-take photos from my own collection and from other shutterbug type parents for you so you don't miss any of the biggies. Behold!

Classic Photos to Take of Your Kids

What would you add to the list?


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butte... butterflyfreak

I've got them all except the splashing in the puddles and I might even have that somewhere. We don't have our own pet but we have pics of her with several pets of family and friends. And then there's her stuffed doggie, Desmond, who IS a part of the family.

AD8182 AD8182

I have taken most of them but the potty picture...I'm still recovering from the pictures my parents took of me and my sibs bathing together when we were little!  

Heather Mayo

I think we have all of these with both of my girls, my favorites are the youngest with our dog and my oldest when she got a hold of a long lasting lipstick when I was giving her sister a bath and proceeded to paint her entire face... priceless pictures! (and so thankful for the lipstick remover my grandma gave me with the lipstick!)

Binky Roll Tide

My favorite picture of my children, is the one of them sitting on the lap of Santa Clause and they are screaming their little heads off....priceless!!!

nonmember avatar Tab

When they are just old enough to sit in seat of a store buggy

Rhonda Rowe

I was surprised not to see baby/toddler sleeping while in the arms of a loved one or hanging upside down on the monkey bars. Shrugs.

Dani Garn Sample

totally the comment about the seat of the store buggy! and i think i have most of these already. i love pictures!!!

AMom29 AMom29

Aw, naked baby butt!  I don't have that photo...now I kind of wish I did.

MomLi... MomLily67

The all dresses up with a not so dressy face, face full of finger paint

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