Q: Should I include family members in my maternity session?
I definitely recommend including your partner – even the most reluctant of dads will warm up and relax at my Langley studio. It is not uncommon to have dad take me aside at the end and thank me for making the experience so easy and enjoyable!
Siblings can be amazing – but also really tricky. If big brother or sister is really young (18 months-3 years old), it can be difficult to get them in the shot. Prepare to be flexible, and try to be realistic about requested shots. It is better to capture natural, candid moments with a toddler, than to fight one for a particular pinterest pose and make both of you miserable! Bring toys, stickers, bribes, and make sure that Dad knows he will have to help wrangle. Older siblings do much better, as they can follow directions. In either case, we keep sibling shots to a minimum so that the children stay happy. 🙂