Some babies don’t notice the camera some babies do. Some really like it, while others don’t. The trick to capturing a good baby photo is to introduce your baby to being photographed slowly as if it is a normal activity. Don’t make is a special thing. Don’t get too excited, just pretend nothing out of the ordinary is happening and never let your baby play with your camera. A camera is something they will get accustomed to and will know it is something you hold some of the time. Once they have the camera, it becomes their toy and you can’t have it back. Every time you take out your camera they will of course want it. Once they get used to you holding the camera don’t ask them to perform for you. Make it a play date. Ask them the same questions you would if you were playing with them. if you ask them to smile, or say cheese, or to look at you, you are asking for them to perform, you are demanding they do something they weren’t doing before. This can backfire. But if you just play as you normally would and snap away they will soon forget about this extra little thing you are holding and that’s when you will capture really great moments. Be patient, it takes time to introduce your child to your new way of playing with them.