5 TIPS FOR FAMILY SUNSET SESSIONS | ONEONTA NY FMAILY PHOTOGRAPHER
When I tell families that our session will be around sunset, I know it can cause some initial stress. I get you want nothing to do with cranky kiddos near bedtime! As a mom of a 7 and 3 year old (the youngest who doesn’t nap anymore!) when I say I get it, I truly do. But as a photographer, I am here to tell you it will be totally worth it to keep the kids up for that magical golden sunset. So here are some tips to ease those worries.
1. Push that nap-time! Many days getting your little one to nap “on-time” is a struggle. Well on the day of your family session, don’t worry if its a little later. Adjusting nap time to 30-60 minutes past their normal time will give more flexibility in the evening. They’ll be happier well into the evening hours. If your toddler is like mine and gave up naps early on, but they still nap on that long car ride, go for an afternoon ride. Chances are they’ll fall asleep. Usually this would make my son not go to bed until after 10pm, but for family photos it can be embraced!