Portraits of toddlers with their newborn sibling are just adorable. Every parent dreams of getting that picture perfect image, but sometimes the toddler has no interest. Sometimes they have too much interest (let's make nice to the baby- careful! Don't poke his eyeballs out!). Sometimes they are plain and simple jealous. This could get frustrating for moms who desperately wants these pictures to look amazing.
Have no fear. We are here to help you get those perfect pictures. Read on to discover how we work our magic!
1. we work with the toddler's schedule
Newborn sessions are long (3-4 hours). We schedule the sibling pictures around the toddler's schedule so that the toddler will be fed, well rested, and happy.
2.Warm up time
We make sure to give our toddlers plenty of time to warm up to the studio. Being in a new space with a new person (me) can feel overwhelming. Toddlers love to explore their surroundings and it really helps them get comfortable.
For toddler girls, we have adorable dresses which make them feel like a princess and can be a great incentive! Our little princesses just love twirling around and posing for the camera.
4. cooperation ideas
If we see the toddler is still having a hard time getting comfortable, we have a few more ideas. Firstly, it's helpful when mom and dad put on the toddler's favorite music and get the toddler dancing to the beat!
Another good trick is using a feather duster or rattle to grab the kid's attention- it can be confusing to know where to look.
Another idea-if the newborn baby is in a prop and we want the toddler to come next to the prop, parents can put a treat that they brought near the prop.
5.If all else fails you still have this
What if all those ideas sound great, but your toddler is just having a bad day? If none of the previous tips and tricks work, we'll take a picture of the newborn baby in the prop and, separately, the toddler in position with the empty prop. Then we'll composite it together so you get picture perfect images even though in real life it didn't happen that way! :)