I recently met little baby E and his beautiful family for his newborn session. He decided he wanted to stay awake for some photos and I’m so glad he did because he has the CUTEST face! But with Mommy’s help we got full and sleepy enough to do some adorable sleepy poses as well. I think most adorable big sister award goes to little miss L, she was such a good girl and looked so proud holding her little brother!
In the 6 years that I have been photographing kids and families I have learned a thing or two about photographing toddlers. One of the most important things I have learned is that going with the flow is key to a successful session. Toddlers don’t want to sit still and smile pretty so I find that playing games with them the best way to get real smiles and avoid them being frustrated and parents feeling stressed out. I had a session recently with one of my favorite little clients, we had a great time! Playing peekaboo is one of my favorite things to do with them, also counting flower petals, hide and seek, and singing lots of silly songs are my go to tricks for my little friends. I want my sessions to feel relaxed and for the kids to have fun! The results are much better than forced smiles and tantrums 🙂
I don’t often get to photograph “big kids” so when I do I get really excited! I met this brother and sister at the farm and we had a great session. They are such great kids and so easy to work with! It was nice to not have to sing “wheels on the bus” to them to get them to smile (although I think I did do that to break the ice at one point haha!).
Happy Birthday to this adorable little guy! I can’t believe it’s been 1 year since our newborn session! I feel so blessed to get to know so many great families and to watch their little ones grow, love my job!
I love to include Grandparents and extended families in my sessions! I met this sweet guy and his family at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda for a family session including Grandma and Auntie. We had a great time, such a lucky little guy to have so many people who love him so much!