Photographers Spoiler Alert (exit out now if you don't want to know lol)
Ever wondered how photographers manage to get those perfect sibling shots with siblings under 2 & newborns? Ever thought NO WAY would my child behave like that (mine included lol) well don't be so hard on yourself! They are all normal toddlers, behaving like toddlers :)
So we try to photograph the toddler with bubs, Mum, Dad watching on closely for any sudden movements.
I have been known to hide sultana's in wraps so the toddler 'picks them out' getting nice and close to bubs, I have put mobile phones in the wrap, behind the baby, in-front of the baby with their favourite show going, this end result appears as though the child is looking 'lovingly' at their baby sister/brother but are in fact watching The Wiggles lol
When all the tricks are tried and I don't have the perfect result we do this! separate images joined together after the session in Photoshop creating the perfect picture <3
So if your expecting a new baby to the family and have a toddler, no problem at all! Make Sure you hire an experienced photographer who not only can work with toddlers but also has skills beyond photography day :)
There you have it, you now know some of our tricks, meet gorgeous Ava & Amelie xx