Had an assignment photographing a 4 month old baby.
It is actually not very difficult to take baby photos as what many thought.
The only secret is to make the baby smile or laugh! Yes, that is all!
You do not need expensive props or expensive lights.
All you need is to have the parents with you to make the baby laugh.
As babies tend to get tired easily, remember to go easy with them. Let them be and get the best out of it.
Laugh can be contagious, if the baby is not laughing, ask the parents to laugh.
You will be amazed by the reactions of the baby! =)