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What If My Kids Don’t Behave During Our DC Photo Session

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A Question I Get All the Time

This is the second most asked question I can from my clients – what if my kids don’t behave (the first being what should we wear).

I’ve got you covered in the What to Wear department with a guide and a few blog posts. Now, as an experienced Alexandria photographer let me calm your nerves about your kids.

A few things to remember – kids are kids. They act up and can be unpredictable. Occasionally they throw fits and tantrums. And THAT’S OK!

Yes, I said it, it’s ok! I get it. I’m the mom of three and a former first grade teacher. Believe me when I say I’ve seen it all!

Lifestyle Sessions are all about capturing your family authentically. So, I want your kids to be themselves!

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Let me explain HOW we are going to create the perfect environment for smiles and giggles and family time.

  1. We’re doing the session in YOUR home! So, we’ve already put them in an environment where they feel comfortable.

  2. Next, play some tunes! Play your kids’ favorites and maybe an impromptu dance party with ensue – something I love to capture!

  3. Have some comfort items handy – a special blanket, a lovey, a favorite book.

  4. Make sure everyone is well rested – get those naps in!

  5. Feed them up! Have a snack before I arrive. Full bellies make everything better!

  6. Keep the electronics off for at least 30 minutes before your session – that means you need to stay off your phone, too!

And most of all, go with the flow! Just have fun with your kids and leave the “capturing” to me.

There are no rules or don’t when it comes to an in-home lifestyle session. There’s just FUN and family time. So get ready to laugh and snuggle!

Are you ready to have me capture the fun? I’d love to work with you!

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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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