Here’s a tip for great lighting. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of your own garage! Open up the big door, have your child stand facing the open door (or turn your child to the side so light is only on one side of his/her face), then shoot without a flash. The light is beautiful and even! If you don’t like the stuff in the background, simply hang a shower curtain (or a piece of fabric), or prop up a large piece of poster board or mat board in any color you’d like.