Top Tips to Involving Siblings in a Newborn Photoshoot 

Welcoming a newborn is a whirlwind of emotions, and capturing those precious moments with your older children can create beautiful memories. But how do you ensure your older kids feel included, have fun, and create lasting memories while sharing the spotlight with the newest member? Here are some tips to turn your baby photoshoot into a positive experience for everyone:

Make Them Feel Special:

  • Talk it up!: Getting everyone excited about the newborn family photoshoot. We share how awesome it will be to take pictures with the new baby and make memories together. It's like spreading good vibes! By making sure everyone feels valued and important, we build anticipation and happiness for the upcoming photo session.
  • The spotlight is on them too: During the photoshoot, we focus on the older children too. Each child gets their own special portraits. It's like giving them a turn in the spotlight! We want them to feel important and cherished, showing that they're still a big part of the family even with a new sibling around.

Empower Their Participation:

  • Fun Tasks for Little Helpers: Encourage your kids to be part of the Newborn Photoshoot  by giving them little jobs! They can sing to the baby or hold a favorite toy, boosting their confidence and keeping them involved. These tasks make them feel important and contribute to a positive experience for everyone.
  • Acknowledge good behavior: When your children behave well, it's important to notice and say something nice about it. This could be as simple as saying "thank you" or giving a little reward. By acknowledging their good behavior, you're showing them that you appreciate their efforts and encourage them to continue being good.

Incorporating Sibling Activities:

  • Cuddling Time: Encourage siblings to cuddle and bond with the newborn during the photoshoot. Capture these intimate moments of affection between siblings.
  • Reading Together: Bring along some favorite books to the Newborn Photoshoot  and capture images of the siblings reading together. This not only creates adorable photos but also fosters a love for reading.

Playtime: Incorporate playtime into the newborn photoshoot by bringing along toys or games that the siblings enjoy. Capture candid moments of laughter and playfulness between the siblings and the newborn.

Capturing Genuine Moments:

Capturing Genuine Moments is all about taking real and natural photos. Instead of making everyone pose, we let them be themselves. We catch moments of laughter, curiosity, and love between siblings. These are the moments that truly show the bond and happiness in the family.

Keeping Everyone Happy:

The Secret to Happy Photoshoots!: Snacks are like magic tricks to keep everyone happy during the photoshoot. They're tasty treats that help prevent grumpiness and keep energy levels up. With snacks on hand, we can all stay focused and have a great time!

  • Respect their boundaries: Don't force cuddles or participation if they're hesitant. Let them explore their comfort level and avoid situations that might lead to frustration.
  • Take breaks: Schedule breaks throughout the shoot to give everyone a chance to relax and recharge. Playing outside or spending some quiet time together can help maintain a positive mood.

By following these expert tips from Little Heart Photography, you can ensure that your older children feel included and have a positive experience during your newborn photoshoot. For inquiries or bookings, please contact us at:

Phone: +61 447 292 723


Location: 58 Floribunda Parade, Marsden Park NSW 2765, Australia