Make a playlist of your children’s favorite music and bring that along so we can play it. There will always be a time where children need to stop and refresh themselves with some snacks, some water, and why not add a little dance party to their break as well? They can rock out to the best of Sesame Street while stuffing their tiny mouths with fruit leathers, and if your family photographer is smart, they will be taking photos of this as well – because what parent doesn’t love laughing at ridiculous photos of their kids eating? Bringing a playlist can also add a fun element of movement to some of your photos. You can swing and sway, and lots of smiles and cheer come organically from movement photos. Just remember – keep the music clean for your little one’s ears.
You could also bring an instrument along to your session as well and during your child’s break from the photos, you can play them some of their favorite songs that you normally sing to them at home!
Music is one of the most soothing experiences for (most) children, so think about how you would want to incorporate music into your session in the event you are worried that your children will not cooperate for photos.
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