Pictures with the siblings

If you have more than one kid, you probably want to have some pictures of the baby with the brother(s)/sister(s). 

The older the siblings, the easier to get them to cooperate. However, in a typical family, the siblings most likely are just 1 to 3 years older. 1 to 3 year-old kids are the most difficult subject to photograph. They are mobile. They are full of energy. And they don't listen to instruction. They want to do whatever they want, whenever they want. 

Girls are a little easier than boys. You can dress them up and they will sit still for a few minutes.

But it still depends on their personality. As a parent, you should know them better than I do but I don't recommend the parents to force the kids to do what they don't want to do. No one will be happy afterward. If they don't want to do it, just move on. We wasted so much time trying to get this brother to pose with the baby. Unless you really want their picture together. Maybe it is better off to use the time for something else.

Not only being uncooperative, something they can be disruptive. 

We ended up having dad to take the brother out for a car ride while I was doing the photo shoot with mom and baby. With a stroke of luck, they Facetime us to see if we were done and I got this cute family picture for them.

All the cute sibling pictures you see online, they just got lucky. My advice is: set your expectation properly. Expect the un-expected. Don't fixate on a particular pose or setup and just go with the flow. Trust me and I will help you create some beautiful images of your growing family.

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