Every time I look at our family pictures from last December I laugh a little because I had no idea we would need an updated picture so soon! Lucky for us, Portrait Innovations is a great place to take studio pictures with the entire family.
The wonderful photographer we worked with was such a natural at getting my little guys to smile. I didn’t have to even give my little disclaimer of “This might be the hardest picture you ever took”. 😩Unlike me, who has to take 100 shots of Goz to find one good one, the Portrait Innovations photographer snapped about 3 times and was ready for the next pose.
What I learned about photographing a toddler:
1)Schedule for early morning or right after nap time
The meltdown meter is at an all-time low at this point.
2) Give Them Somewhere To Sit
The Goz is always on the move once he learned to walk. It is hard enough to chase down a 20-month-old and convince him to look in one direction. If you can convince them to sit down you will get a few seconds of stillness. Have your camera ready to go!
3) Don’t Be Bossy But Move Quickly
A patient and playful tone may extend their moment of stillness. We all know toddlers are the least cooperative when under pressure.
4) If all else fails, lollipops are your friend!
*This conversation is sponsored by Portrait Innovations but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Sincerely Onyi.