Photography is one way to capture those precious moments when your toddler takes his first steps, cuddles a beloved puppy, strives to blow out his birthday candles—and the list goes on and on.
Click through the slide show below for tips on when—and how—to freeze these unforgettable moments in time. All you need is a camera and a lot of love!
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(All photos by Joy Jesena-Barcelon)