You know, every sibling responds differently when welcoming a new baby to the family. Some are over the moon excited and almost won’t let anyone else hold the baby, while others won’t touch the baby with a 10ft pole, which makes sibling newborn photography a little difficult. So that’s why I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We’ll put special stickers on baby’s blanket for brother or sister to find, hide a toy in the basket or under a pillow, have my camera-bunny play peek-a-boo for distraction, sing the silliest of songs in my silliest of voices, and don’t forget about my red nose that likes to fall off when I (pretend) sneeze. And I’m not above hiding gummy snacks for some instant gratification because while he’s looking for that yummy snack, he’s also giving some love & attention to this new baby brother. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And for siblings that aren’t quite ready to hold the new baby independently and won’t stay still enough for sitting or lying down, the Moses basket gives a safe place for baby to sleep while we gently coax big brother into a sweet picture of the two of them together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know it can feel like your child is the only one to ever respond this way, but I can assure you that I’ve seen it all! In my 12+ years of photography, I’ve seen siblings of every shape, size, and interest level. And where there’s a will and unlimited patience, there is a way to get you the family & sibling pictures your heart longs for.
Current availability is for Spring & Summer 2023 sessions and I am reserving due dates through the end of 2023. Please get in touch to get all the details and begin planning your family's session.
If you’re expecting a little one in the greater Anchorage or Matsu Valley area or desperately need updated pictures of your own growing family, then I would love to chat about documenting these unforgettable moments and memories
Megan Marlene Photography offers Maternity, Newborn, Baby, Fresh 48, and Family Sessions for the Greater Anchorage Area, including Kenai, Girdwood, Eagle River, Chugiak, Palmer, Wasilla, Big Lake, Sutton, and welcomes families from across Alaska.
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