Friday, May 27, 2016

How to Take Pictures of Toddlers

Since I'm an expert, I thought I would share my advice.

1. Bribe them with anything that will work. Candy in our house. I offer something and our little negotiator will say "FIVE!" and then I say "deal." Usually only a deal if I'm sending her to school for the teachers to deal with her sugar high. 

2. Do it first thing in the morning after getting dressed. If they have a few minutes, they will likely spill stuff all over themselves, rip out their bow, and lose their shoes. Just like your drunk friend at a wedding, post midnight when the band plays a Bon Jovi cover. Except its 7am and you haven't finished your microwaved 3x coffee. 

Make sure to do the above two steps, and you too will end up with beautiful pictures.


  1. How funny! I'm totally with you on the microwaved coffee lol! Our microwave is constantly beeping at me begging me to remove my yet again Luke warm coffee!

  2. Too funny!!! I am all about the bribes and they never work consistently. It's a miracle if both kids are looking and no one is crying. Double miracle if someone smiles. My best advice is get have daddy make tons of goofy faces behind me while I try to get a picture. Works sometimes... :)

  3. Lmao! Love the drunk wedding friend analogy, hilarious. I switched to iced coffee for that reason.

  4. There is no bribe that will get Jack to take a good picture. It better be spontaneous. If I try to plan something-forget about it. I've had his pictures done and me not be there and that works best.

  5. story of my life sister!!