We’re back and chatting about how to pose families with toddlers! We’re sharing all of our favorite prompts and even some extra tips, so tune in to see how we photograph during that little toddler stage.
Starting off our how to pose families with toddlers is our airplane prompt!
What we do for airplane is have one parent grab the toddle by the hips or tummy with their face facing towards them. Then, we tell them to zoom them around like an airplane and of course, making those airplane noises! We tell them to land on their partner and have the toddler give them a kiss.
Depending on the age of the toddler, they might be able to know that they are receiving a kiss, but sometimes they just squish up against their face! Either way, it’s freaking adorable! We tell the second partner, the one not doing the airplane, that when they come in for a kiss, embrace the toddler. That way they aren’t just standing there being squished up against. We always tell them to pull them in tight and squish them!
We have them zoom around and land a kiss three times and then swap partners!
This prompt we call swaying prom pose.
When there’s just a couple, we have them stand side-by-side, belly buttons facing the same way, all wrapped up together. We them ask them to sway towards and away from the camera. We love this because they can look back at each other, swish their hair, giggle, and pull them tight. Adorable!
We do the same thing, but with a toddler! The partner in front hold the toddler and sways. There’s always tons of motion, everyone is giggling, especially the toddler, and it’s super simple! We’ll have them sway and sometimes speed it up and go faster and that’s such a fun vibe as well.
This third prompt is called swinging the toddler.
We have everyone stand next to each other with the toddler in the middle. This works even if the toddler isn’t quite able to stand and waddle yet. Maybe they’re right underneath that development stage, but that’s totally fine because the toddler is going to stand supported by the parents holding up both of their hands. We then have them swing the toddler forwards and back! We also have them walk and swing for a variation as well.
This is literally the best prompt ever! We have never had a toddler that was grumpy or throwing a fit, or just not feelin’ it, not giggle during this prompt!
For the final prompt, we do swaying giant but with the toddler on someone’s shoulders!
This could be a duo prompt with one parent. We’ll put the toddler up on their shoulders and tell them to hold on, in whatever way they’re comfortable! Sometimes it’s both hands holding the thighs, sometimes it’s one hand supporting their back, whatever they think is best for them and their toddler. If the toddler can process this, we often tell them to hold on to their parents head which is super cute!
For the prompt, we’ll have the partner that is holding the toddler walk like a swaying giant. They’ll take big steps and sway side to side while holding the toddler securely on their shoulders. It gets really cute motion, similar to swaying prom pose, and gets tons of toddler giggles! This could also be a prompt with the other parent involved as well! The other parent could be wrapped up around their parents and holding the toddler, swaying with them.
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