Booking a photography session is exciting, an investment and always worth it. But life is a bit crazy, right? You haven’t even met your new family member yet – and from my experience, all babies are born with their own unique personalities. There are a lot of ‘what-ifs’ that could happen. Thankfully, I’ve seen it all, and am hoping this helps to put your mind at ease!
I have photographed many toddlers in all sorts of situations! I have my own tricks for getting cooperation from stubborn toddlers. Another great benefit of having an at home session is that your child is in a comfortable place, with treats and toys available. And what toddler doesn’t like to show off their room and their favorite toys?
No worries! When I arrive at your home, I’ll do a quick walkthrough to find where your best natural light is. If anything needs a quick tidying up, I’ll help. Your home does not have to be perfect to have beautiful images. I will find my favorite light-filled corner of your home, and focus on your new family’s connections. At the end of the day, that’s what makes a session meaningful, not your things. Those are just icing on the cake.
In the guide I send over, I include a few tips on how to prepare your baby for our session together, in the hopes that they are just falling asleep when I arrive. Your baby doesn’t need to be asleep for the whole session – for the majority of the session they’ll be happily bundled up in your arms, which will keep them happy and warm. We’ll give your baby whatever he or she needs – and if nothing works, we’ll be able to photograph their beautiful, curious eyes (and happy coos).
After booking, I mail along a detailed guide with answers to many more questions and suggestions on how to best prepare for our session. And of course, I am always available for specific questions you may have!