When a new baby is born it totally rocks the household. It can be especially hard for toddlers to adjust to having a newborn around.
When coming into your home for a newborn session I want to make sure that your toddler is completely at ease. My goal is to make the experience quick and fun because I know from experience the toddler will be ready to move on and play as soon as possible. Older siblings might be more into taking images with the new family member, but you never know.
I make sure to take a moment to get down on the toddler's level and introduce myself. I let the toddler know that I am a friend and that we are going to have a lot of fun. I want the toddler to know that I am genuinely interested in them and that I am not only there for the newborn.
I take all photos involving the toddler right in the beginning. I know the toddler has a lot of changes going on in their life. I don’t want to add a lot of stress. I usually only need about 20 minutes with the toddlers' involvement.
I make sure to “include” the toddler by asking them to “help” me hold the baby or make the family giggle. I know toddlers love to feel helpful.
When photographing a newborn with an older sibling who is a toddler I take a very realistic and laid-back approach. I never want to make your photo shoot feel stressful.
I can’t wait to capture your family soon!