Toddlers are pickle right! I have always dreaded them coming into a session that is until now….. Meet Riley, She’s SO cute and energetic, she flits from place to place exploring and my Lifestyle set up has been the perfect place to let her be free!

TIP ONE | Set up an invitation to play

For Riley’s session we had lots of areas to play with but to keep her happy, herself and most importantly in one place I set up ONE play zone at a time. This one we used a sweet carry-playhouse and a couple of grimes people.

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TIP TWO | Work fast

Two year olds have the attention span of a fish… expect this to be over in two minutes or under! Work quick, get the details to give you a great story of the ‘session’

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TIP THREE | Sneeze, like REAL loud!

When you work this way these guys get so involved in what they are exploring getting eye contact is like spotting a giraffe in the jungle so my top tip is fake sneeze REAL loud and they’ll look up 🙂

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TIP FOUR | Get off your bum-bum

Get all the angles! Get up, stand, move around. Make it a game – ‘where’s mummy now’ kinda thing. That way you’ll get great shots and really different shots of basically the same thing 🙂

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TIP FIVE | Pick your timing

Don’t set out to do pictures when its nearly lunch or nap time! This will never end well. Believe me it ends up with a whole lots of tears and you needing a lie down or a swift gin….

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Good luck! let me know how it goes! I’m planning on taking my own advice and trying to document our time together with as little tears as possible! Sometime you have to just go with the flow though and get them at their best – having fun and being cheeky 🙂

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Carry-Playhouse – Oli Ella

People – Grimms Wooden Toys

Rainbow – Oyoy Living Design

Cot Sheet – Jasper & Juniper

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