Central Alabama Family Photography

What happens if my toddler is uncooperative during our family photo session.

Handling an upset toddler during your Central Alabama Family Photography session can be challenging, but with some patience, creativity, and flexibility, we can still capture beautiful photos. Here are some tips to help you get through the session. If all else fails know I will, gladly, offer you a different date for your session.

Be Patient, Understanding and be prepared for anything

Toddlers can be unpredictable, and it’s essential to remain calm and patient and keep a smile on your face. Be prepared for unexpected challenges and go with the flow. Sometimes, the most beautiful moments arise from spontaneity and unpredictability.

Engage and Play

We will keep your toddler engaged by incorporating fun activities or games into the session. This is very important and the biggest reason photography sessions work and are fun for toddlers. Children don’t want to stand still and “smile for the camera.” Singing songs, dancing, twirling and simply allowing them to explore can help distract them and elicit natural moments, smiles and laughter.

Stay Involved

Parents are encourage to participate actively in the photo session and in calming and comforting the toddler. Involving you, as a parent, is one of the best ways to elicit natural expressions.

Finally, remember that not every photo needs to be perfectly posed. Embrace the authenticity of the moment by capturing a range of emotions, including laughter, tears, and everything in between. These candid shots can often be the most memorable and meaningful.

By staying patient, flexible, and creative, you can navigate your Central Alabama Family Photography session with an upset toddler and still capture meaningful memories that the family will cherish for years to come.

Laura Cardan is a Central Alabama Maternity, Newborn, Baby and Family photographer serving Birmingham, Vestavia, Hoover, Calera, Tuscaloosa, Cullman and surrounding areas.