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4 Tips for Photographing Toddlers

May 12, 2021

Photographing Toddlers

I think no one can agree more quickly than a roomful of mama’s, that family photos often feel stressful. The planning, the prepping, the praying for “just one good photo.” I know how it feels to be in your shoes, because I am in your shoes! I’m sharing with you today, 4 Tips for Photographing Toddlers outdoors or in the studio. As a mama of little toddlers myself, I know that toddlers can be unpredictable at times. And if the thought of getting your kids dressed all nice for portraits has you breaking out in a sweat, fear not, I’ve got you! This family picked out their outfits from the Studio Wardrobe!

  1. Preparing your toddler for your photo session

    About a week before your session start talking to your kids about what we will be doing. Kids thrive when they know what is to come, so prepping them in advance helps with knowing what to expect. “Mommy & Daddy and you and the baby are going to get dressed up and take some nice pictures. You know how mama loves to frame photos and hang them on the walls? These are to add to our growing collection! I can’t wait to see how big you have grown and what a great big brother/sister you are!”

  2. Get your children excited for the location

    Miami really spoils us with a plethora of beautiful places to take photographs. We could be on beautiful South Beach or South Pointe Park in Miami Beach or an open field and the beauty is never ending. Add your gorgeous family into the mix and we’ve got a framer (okay multiple framers!) in the making.

  3. Your Toddler’s the boss – let’s play!

    If there’s one tip that is the most important when it comes to photographing toddlers – it’s this one! There is nothing more your children want than to play with you. And there is no better time than a photo session! When you make it fun for the children, you make it fun for yourself. Throughout your session I am constantly engaging with the kids and moving at a rather quick pace. Peek-a-boo, ring-around-the-rosie, you name it and I have likely done it! The result is a beautiful mix of both posed and candid images.

  4. No matter what, have fun!

    Remember at the end of the day the images we want hanging on our walls are the ones that make us feel a certain way. The ones that take us back to that time when our kids were so little. The ones that their personality just shines. If you can smile through it, I won’t deliver “just one good one” I will deliver you a whole entire gallery full.

Families outfits courtesy of Studio Wardrobe

Professional Hair & Makeup provided by Makeup by Mirlen

About Ivanna Vidal, Photographing Toddlers

Wether you’re preparing for your first baby or your fourth every moment is a special one. And because of that it is never too soon to reach out in regards to booking a maternity and/or newborn session. I am happy to help craft a unique and fun experience for you and your whole family!

Ivanna Vidal is a Miami newborn photographer who specializes in maternity, baby and family photography in the Miami area. This includes Doral, Hialeah, Westchester, Kendall, South Miami, Coral Gables, Pinecrest, Homestead, Bal Harbor, Miami Beach, Brickell, Wynwood, Fort Lauderdale, Key Biscayne and Palmetto Bay.

I love featuring my clients sessions by blogging some of my favorite images. This allows you to have an idea of what you will receive when you commission me for your Miami family photography session. For instance, to see what an entire gallery looks like, please email me at

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Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month. All clients have access to the studio wardrobe where they can borrow outfits for their photography session. Signature Sessions include hair and makeup.

I love being able to help my clients tell their story through images
and can’t wait to help you tell yours!


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