After photographing baby L. in her mommy’s belly a few months ago (click here to see), I got the immense pleasure to photograph her newborn photos! Taking newborn photos with a toddler comes with its own challenges, but it makes the most beautiful memories!
At-home lifestyle newborn sessions are all about love and connection. During these sessions, I capture special moments with each family member and the baby, as well as the family all together. I always start with siblings so that they can go and play the rest of the session, while I focus more on baby alone, and parents and baby.
Lifestyle newborn sessions with siblings are a little funnier. I always want to make it fun for the toddler, that’s how we get those smiles and beautiful authentic family moments. Whether it’s dad playing and tickling his first born, while mom snuggling with their second baby, or mom kissing her toddler and dad holding tight his newborn baby girl, the options are endless! The key is to live the present moment and enjoy some quality time with your new family crew.
Newborn photos with a toddler don’t have to be stressful. Remember, as long as your toddler is entertained and parents play with them, they’ll most likely be happy. I also always recommend choosing a time in the morning to do your session. Newborn babies are, most of the time, happier in the morning. We always choose a time between nap and meal times. Choosing the right time will tremendously help. I like to do these sessions an hour or two after morning wake up time.
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