So, a big part of being a family photographer is getting the grown ups to relax; the kiddos are easy. Now that we have one ourselves, we know relaxing is easier said than done. But, honestly, don't worry about it. If your toddler's temporarily gone demonic, it'll just make for more memorable pictures.
A FEW MORE TIPS:include a favourite toy/blanket/kitchen utensil that'll keep the little 'un reasonably happybe somewhere familiar: home is idealpick your photographer wisely (ie, if you want a staged studio shot, don't pick us)newborns look super wrinkly and usually quite weird: totally worth documenting, but not necessarily… prettyschedule your shoot around naptime and lunchtime, because exhausted hangry children are unnecessarily tricky subjects……and then let your photographer schedule for the light; between the two of you, you'll create the best possible settingremember to print your pictures afterwards; don't let them languish on a hard drive