I first met this sweet family before the holidays when I was holding mini sessions with Santa. This little guy wasn’t too sure about Santa, but he was a lot more willing to pose with his new little brother. He was just 22 months old, but listened so well when we asked him to sit and pose. There is such a wide range of what you can expect when asking a toddler to pose for portraits. Some want nothing to do with it, but some, like this wonderful big brother, will work with us while we pose them with the new baby for sibling portraits and with mom and dad for family portraits. I always try to do siblings at the beginning of a newborn session as the younger siblings often have a short attention span. But I was so happy we could create some wonderful memories of the two of them for mom and dad.
After big brother was on his way, mom and I got to focus more on baby. This little guy was amazing. We focused on just baby, and not too many props. He did give me some wonderful eye contact with the camera. While I do work on trying to get some of those cute, curly sleeping poses, it is so important to me to get some of them with their eyes open. I love that newborn look. When you get eye contact with one this little it is so awesome. Mom and dad always love those images. I also loved using a special blanket that this little guy’s grandma had made. She was not with them any longer, so it was extra special to have that at the session. That will be a picture that the family cherishes forever. I love using an item or two that is special for the family, it really makes the session personal to them and their family.