How To Photograph A Toddler| Portrait Innovations Giveaway

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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.

Yay! blocks to distract The Goz

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.

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Family portraits are hard to capture with a toddler. Here are 3 tips learned

Well…at least they’re looking up!


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.


Taking pictures of toddlers can be challenging. While taking a Family Portrait at Portrait Innovations I learned 3 tips on getting the best pictures with your kids. #familyportrait #familypicture #poses #pictureswithtoddlers #halloween #falltheme

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