Your first born to your second born are two different experiences. Letting go of expectations from your first in home newborn photography experience can be hard. Whole heartedly trusting your photographer for your second time around around is essential. Toddlers, older babies and young children bring an element of surprise to our session. Not to mention newborns and toddlers together create some precious and unique photos.
With your first born baby, having a photographer come to you can feel peaceful. All is calm and quiet, as you have all the time in the world. You can breathe and absorb this new life. When your first born is now your second or third born, things have changed! The quiet, peacefulness can be harder to find, as we shift into embracing everyone’s new role in the family.
HOW WE WORK WITH NEWBORNS AND TODDLERS:
Welcoming a new baby is an adjustment period for everyone, especially for young toddlers who cannot quite fully grasp what it means to be a big brother or sister.
Our phone consultation during the booking process is where I really get to know the in’s and out’s of your children. First we get to know their personalities and their interests. Secondly, I want to know if they are quick to warm up or need some personal space. Thirdly, some toddlers want to be upside down and tickled. On the other hand, some are sensitive to sound and high energy.
The two year old below always wanted a blanket. This is a true representation of this time in his life. Also, the blanket allowed me to bring in some peekaboo play, helping him settle.
LOOKING FOR AN AT HOME NEWBORN AND TODDLER EXPERIENCE?
If you are looking for a natural newborn photographer to come to your home and photograph your family and young children, here is more about the booking process and what to expect.
As a Family and Newborn photographer, I work in so many different homes. Also, with so many different parenting and communication styles. Though this is true, the underlying tone of my voice as a photographer is remains patient, creative and fun. With that being said, having parents on board for letting the session unfold organically is super important.
HOW TO CREATE NATURAL VIBES:
To be present and flowy is the best way to engage with young children in a professional photographic setting. Another one of my favorite income visits for newborns and toddlers is here on my blog.
This Philadelphia session with a newborn and toddler was a morning full of laughter, games and personalities. I adore the natural aesthetic of the big brother in his diapers, marching around the master bed. This couple engages in play everyday with their son, so tickling and being silly on the bed was something he was used to. His Mama told me prior to our session about his truck obsession. Also, she mentioned he is a wild child, so I was ready for everything! Quick on the shutter button was key. Most importantly, I was and able to give them a beautiful morning together full of laughter and memories.
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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 Newborns and Toddlers | Philadelphia Photography 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 children to be themselves. Especially, 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.
Steph serves Philadelphia, Bucks County and The Main Line including:
Bryn Mawr | Media | Main Line | Gladwyne | Villanova | Radnor | Narberth | Wynwood | Ardmore | Malvern | Strafford | Chestnut Hill | Haverford | Merion | Penn Valley | Doylestown | New Hope | North Wales | Lansdale | Harleysville | Newtown Square | Collegeville