Every experienced expecting mother (i.e. having more than 1 child already) wants the perfect portrait of all her babies together. Being an experienced Syracuse NY newborn photographer, and 1 of 9 children myself, I know how important this portrait is to every mom who has grown her family more than once.
While each baby is unique and a gift from above, as the family continue to grow, the sibling and family portrait MUST be updated. Whether your older child is 18 months or 18 years old, as a family unit, and proper documentation of your family history, it is important to book your newborn photographer to capture this momentous occasion.
As a newborn photographer, I see a lot of littles under 2 years of age being promoted to big sibling. I assure all moms in this situation, that I NEVER hand a newborn to a toddler sized being. Some are more than overjoyed to hold their new baby. Others you may have to coax with goldfish or lollipops. I always wrap up the newborn’s limbs, so it is safely swaddled and secure. If a big sibling is willing and ready, I lay them down on a flokati on the floor with my assistant within arms reach of the newborn. Toddlers move quickly, and sometime decide when they are done, so an assistant with free hands and an eagle’s eye is a must.
“What about multiple siblings???” The more the merrier. I have successfully photographed newborn twins with an older brother, a family of 8 children (newborn included) and newborn triplets with an under 2 year old brother, who as mom said, “wanted them returned to sender”. All my experienced families have received a precious portrait with siblings participating and happy to be there.
Mom, you have done so much work to bring each child into this world. You deserve a portrait of your babies all together, captured professionally, that you will love and cherish forever, hanging on your walls.
Give me a call for your family and sibling newborn portrait today! 315.297.1816