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There’s No Such Thing as Toddler Troubles | DC Area Photographer

Toddler with his newborn brother

Toddlers – Trouble or Fun?

As a DC area photographer, I am often asked how I do it! How do I handle children and especially toddlers? Aren’t toddlers trouble? Unpredictable?

Yes. Yes they are! Toddlers are A LOT like teenagers – mood swings, outbursts, bad decision making, and they LOVE the word “NO!”

But, they are also sweet and lovable and easy to distract! And all those things are why I adore working with toddlers.

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Letting Them Warm-Up

Toddlers often need some extra time. They need to warm-up to things (especially this stranger with a huge camera). Toddlers need to think they are making their own decisions (sounds like a teenagers, too, right?). Giving them choices (that are both good options) ALWAYS works well! For instance, “Do you want to sit on mom’s lap or dad’s lap?”

This sweet big brother is still a baby himself – just 18 months old. He was gentle with his little brother, but just not that into him! He did love his board books! I gave him space. And I gave him time while mom and dad read him some books. And look what happened…

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An awesome smile! And an picture that will melt his mom’s heart. It sure melts mine!

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Personality & Patience

Little Miss L was full of personality during her brother’s newborn session! She wanted to run and dance – not snuggle with mom and dad and baby brother.

So, what does this DC area photographer do…wait patiently. Capture the chaos and the fun and just wait. I’m not sure I realized how important patience is for a child photographer!

And it was worth the wait!

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A pretty perfect picture of a not quite two year old holding her six week old brother – and she’s happy and smiling!

The Verdict from a DC Area Photographer

Toddlers are FUN! At least for me. I thrive off variety and truly every single newborn session that involves a toddler is different! No two are alike.

Bring me ALL the toddlers and I promise to capture their energy and their moods and all the chaos in between!

Are you interested in a booking a session?

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meet natasha

I'm DC photographer, Natasha Sewell. I'm all about capturing those unscripted, full-of-personality moments in the comfort of your home.

As a mom of three and a former elementary school teacher turned in-home newborn and family photographer, I know how to get your littles to cooperate and have FUN!

Let’s get to preserving your family's real-life moments in the place you’re most comfortable – your home.

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