Children are a bit more difficult to plan for than a newborn, as they have more needs at this point. However, it is not an impossible task! We’ve created this helpful guide to assist you in planning for your child’s upcoming session.
- Try to feed your children right before the session. At this point, they will be full and happy, but not ready for naptime. You want to make sure they aren’t fussy and crying for lunch throughout the entire shoot. Also, you may want to bring snacks, formula or juice to help quickly replenish your little one if they get hungry mid-session.
- Remember the essentials. Younger children may need a special toy or pacifier until they get comfortable in front of the camera. Toddlers often require teething tablets, orajel or a diaper change mid shoot.
- Plan your session around naptime. If your little one is happiest in the morning right after waking up, plan your session for this time. Alternatively, if they are happiest right after naptime, book your photo shoot for the afternoon after they wake up.
- Don’t stress about trying to make your children smile. We are very experienced in making complete fools of ourselves to keep your child entertained. Just plan on sitting back, relaxing and letting us put a smile on that precious little face.
Your child will be more comfortable in a familiar setting. To help ease any anxiety your child may have, we can set up a free consultation where you and your family come in studio, meet us face to face, get accustomed to the atmosphere and talk about what you want in your portraits. This allows your child a stress-free chance to get acclimated to us and our studio. When it’s time for the session, they will be more comfortable knowing they’ve seen us and our studio before.