Two under two can be tricky to photograph, but not impossible! Sometimes newly minted big brothers and sisters can be super into the new baby, and sometimes they don’t want anything to do with them at all – or they can fall somewhere in between.
Big sister Peyton was pretty curious about baby brother Brooks, but as an independent toddler, she was much more interested in the toys in my play space, of course! Getting beautiful sibling images is always part sleepy baby, part toddler-whispering, and part luck! I never force a reluctant older sibling into a pose for a photograph. Instead, I like to invite them into a scene, so to speak, and when they’re done, we’re done. And let’s be honest … fruit snacks and smarties are a big help! Ha!
I love each of these images, especially the third one. Peyton and Brooks’ parents loved that one too, and ordered a large version for their wall!
This lovely family had hired me to photograph Peyton’s newborn photos as well, and unfortunately I was in the hospital beginning my leukemia journey when she was born. It was so special to welcome them into the studio for Brooks’ newborn session this time around. They’re such great people, and I love the images we created together!
Hi, I’m Christy! Thank you for checking out my work! My Wake Forest, NC photography studio specializes in organic fine art portraits for maternity, newborn, and baby’s first year. I love to create elegant and joyful photos for busy yet sentimental new moms in the Raleigh NC area. Interested in newborn photography? Will you also have two under two? I reserve a limited number of newborn sessions each month and the studio books in advance. View my newborn photo portfolio here, and if you like what you see, get in touch for information and availability!