Lifestyle Newborn Session | North Carolina


Congratulations, Your newborn has arrived, and it’s time for a lifestyle newborn session with your young kids and your new addition! I am sure you are nervous however I’m here to tell you, mama, don’t worry, you’ve got this. Keep on reading to learn about my best recommendations for a successful lifestyle newborn session with your toddler!


  1. No TV or electronics before the session!
    I know the morning is crazy and you just want to get ready, but this will really help get the kids ready for the session since they would have been busy all morning. My best recommendation for this is to see if someone is available to help keep the little ones occupied so you can get ready without having to worry about keeping everyone busy. This could be a neighbor, grandma, or also dad! 

  2. Breakfast! 
    I know for me my kids struggle with eating in the morning. All they want to do is play, so they are not interested and can’t be bothered. Having eaten a good breakfast, however, makes them feel better and in a much better mood. So think about what they love to eat first thing in the morning. For example, my girls love Eggo chocolate chip pancakes. So I would hold off on giving them this for breakfast a few days before the session; that way the morning of the session they are excited to eat it! Past mamas have raved about this!
  3. Special Treats! 
    This is one that is always such a great way to get the kids to have a great session! As always I suggest holding off on giving them anything during the sessions just in case it gets messy! Great ideas are donuts, a special toy they have been wanting. Smarties are great for during the sessions if things they are having a tough time. It’s easy to give them one or two just to motivate them. They don’t make a mess and are easy to clean up.
  4. Give them grace!
    This is a big one! Your toddler has a new brother or sister in the house, and you as parents are very busy! If your child requires a break throughout your sessions, let’s give them one! If they are being silly then let’s get creative and play a game. Toddlers run the show, and that’s OK! You’re all adjusting together.

If you are expecting in 2022 and searching for a Charlotte NC newborn photographer, I would love to talk. Click here for more information or here to inquire. Congratulations, mama & I can’t wait to hear from you!


Lifestyle Newborn Session | North Carolina

Lifestyle Newborn Session | North Carolina


Katie Petrick Photography is a Charlotte NC Newborn Photographer specializing in timeless, light and airy images your family will cherish for years to come. Areas she serves include Myers Park, Marvin, Weddington, Davidson, Tega Cay, Cornelius, Waxhaw, Ballantyne, Fort Mill, Matthews, and surrounding areas.

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Jun 21, 2022

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