Are you welcoming your newborn soon and trying to plan your newborn session with your toddler? As a mama myself, I totally know it can feel stressful and exciting at the same time. You’re so excited to have those sweet, tender moments documented forever, but the toddler years can be anything but easy, right?! The good news? I’ve been a Virginia newborn photographer long enough to know that everything will absolutely be okay! Those precious moments will happen, mama! And, to ensure a fun, positive, enjoyable, and amazing experience, I’ve gathered 3 tips for a successful newborn session with your toddler.
Don’t Force Them To Participate
Your sweet family deserves to be documented in any way that best represents you all! If there’s one thing I always tell my parents, it’s to let their kids be kids. Don’t force them to smile, stand still and be super perfect! I mean, I can barely do that myself, LOL. Let them run around, be silly, play, and have fun! The magic happens in the moments you least expect!
We all love a good bribe to get our babies to participate in something, right? Be sure it’s something you can follow through with! And, be sure it’s a mess-free reward. Stickers, hugs and kisses, and high-fives work great here! There is no mess involved, and your baby will feel ALL the love!
Enjoy The Moments
Last, but certainly not least, ENJOY your family. Smile with your kids, hug your partners, and savor these moments. Don’t stress about your kids being kids, and don’t rush them to get that perfect pose. We will get those sweet, tender moments documented forever, and you’ll be so glad you have a piece of time forever.
Are You Ready For A Successful Newborn Session With Your Toddler?!
A newborn session with a toddler can sound like a not-so-fun idea. But it doesn’t have to be! By following these few tips, you’ll be able to relax and ENJOY the moments of your babies being babies. Mama, you are doing great!! You will never regret documenting the beautiful lives of your kids.