Siblings are a huge part of any newborn photography session. They have a new role in the family and no matter their age or craziness, it is important to include them and make them feel part of the photography experience.
I often hear the apprehension of Mothers with toddlers sharing that their son would never sit still or their daughter is too wild to have her cooperate… what does the word cooperate even mean in reference to a two year old child?! They have big emotions and big opinions. Some are shy and others are complete maniacs. But trust me when I tell you that my photography sessions are pure joy for them. They will be in and out, playing games with us, enjoying their morning with their family. I have many tricks up my sleeve for sibling engagement and I really want to make our newborn photography experience enjoyable for the family.
Welcoming a newborn baby and having a toddler to care for is a lot! That is why having your newborn photos taken in your own home is the way to go. No bags to pack, no nap times disrupted, snacks and stuffies on hand.
The seasonal changes in the Philadelphia area also allow some outdoor time, some fireplace snuggle time or holiday decorating time to incorporate into your newborn photography session!
Here is another post of newborn photos with a toddler and some tips I like to give families when preparing a toddler for an at home newborn photography session. Make it fun, make it cool and be prepared!
This newborn session was photographed in December in Philadelphia around the holidays, so there is a warm, cozy vibe to their collection. The weather was too cold for a newborn to be outside, so we remained indoors, using the masterbed, living room window and kitchen. Yes, we moved the kitchen table to make the perfect pocket of light and space for their newborn photos with an active toddler.
Hello. Thank you for visiting. I am Steph, owner of Steph Kines Photo, specializing in working with young families, expecting women and growing babies in the Philadelphia area. I hope you found my Newborn Photos with a Toddler | Philadelphia PA blog feature helpful and inspiring. If you are interested in booking a photography session and would like to talk more about how we will spend our time together, let’s connect here. Finding your photographer can take time, so if you would like to follow along and see more behind the scenes, follow me on Instagram.
Steph is Philadelphia’s Natural Newborn Photographer, specializing in finding light and connection in your own space. She offers maternity, family, milestone and newborn photography in a warm, natural and unexpected way. Her clients love that her sessions are child-led which means giving space and guidance to young children to be themselves in their own environment. This leads to more true reflection of your family at this time in your life. All clients receive a collection of prints and the rights to fully edited digital files. Steph can design custom, heirloom albums and assist with wall galleries to display in your home. I invite you to learn more about the quality and feel of my offered products and art with this blog post.
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