Can the rest of my children come to the newborn session?

I’m experienced newborn photographer and a mum of two myself. I know that one of the most important photos parents want from the newborn photoshoot is the children all together. I really understand that its the most important photo of the whole session for parents, often topping the family  photo.

So yes, absolutely do bring the other children to the session. At the newborn photoshoot booking we can discuss the best way to organise the photo session to include the siblings.

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In an ideal world, your toddler/child will sit nicely, carefully cradling the precious new bundle and smile adoringly at the camera. Oh if only, my job would be made so easy!

Younger children especially, react differently to the changes when a new baby arrives. Some love their new sibling others can’t even bear to be near the new baby. On the whole most toddlers just too busy and mostly ignore the new arrival. All of these traits can make it quite tricky to get the kids together for the sibling photo.

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I have years of experience so I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to help get those all-important photos of the kids together.

There are also a few things that you could do at home to help the session go more smoothly.

Tips for a smooth session.

  • If they are old enough then get them used to cuddling the baby. In a safe way either on your lap or in the corner or the sofa with your assistance.
  • Try to mention you are coming to visit Karen and shes going to take some photos so its not a total shock when they arrive at the studio.
  • Get them used to having photos taken with the baby and ask them to smile.
  • Make sure the older children aren’t tired or hungry or both at the time the session is booked for.
  • Bring the outfit you’d like them to wear to keep it clean until they need to wear it. Avoid bright colours, patterns and pictures if possible.
  • Bring a favourite toy or cuddly to keep them entertained during the session.
  • Bribery if all else fails. Try not to make it chocolate though , it can get messy with a mouth full of chocolate.
  • Finally don’t stress about the session, I have lots of tricks to help get those all-important memories.

There are lots of ways to get your children in the photo all together. But if a toddler really doesnt want to join in then we can use the magic of photoshop to get them together.

Most newborn photoshoot sessions are during the week so if you have a child at school dont worry, we can split the session. It is possible to do the newborn part of the session, come back after school and do the family and sibling shots.

Same goes for toddlers, if you think they may struggle to cope with staying in one place for a few hours then have a chat with me and we can work out the best way to get the photos you want in the most stress free way.

Hope this give you some hints and tips on how a newborn photosession works with siblings whatever their age. if you’d like more info then please drop me message.

Bye for now 🙂

Karen x

Bournemouth newborn photographer