Cute Ideas for Big Sister & Little Brother Portraits

Written by jennifer volino
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    Cute Ideas for Big Sister & Little Brother Portraits

    Every parent cherishes images of their own children, and the precious moments that a big sister and little brother share are truly unique. Whether a professional photographer is hired to capture the essence of your children's sibling relationship or you use your own camera, big sister and little brother will have a blast being the centre of attention. Various portrait ideas will create lasting memories and will make every viewer smile for years to come.

    A big sister and little brother standing at a fence. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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    Casual Picnic

    Take the kids on a picnic in your own backyard or local park. Grab a colourful blanket, pack a lunch for the whole family and spread it out for all to enjoy. As the children unfold the goodies, ask them to talk about the lunch items. This will encourage them to chatter away and behave naturally, which is especially helpful if you have hired a photographer. To demonstrate big sister's desire to share, have her offer part of her sandwich to little brother, pass over an apple with a big bite missing, or pour milk in a glass for him. Gather some flowers, if available, and ask the little brother to present them to the big sister.

    Siblings sharing an apple. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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    The Playground

    Explore a playground never before ventured by your children. So that you may safely guide them about and get some great action shots, an outside photographer would be best for this location. Follow them as they discover the new set of colourful playground equipment, and help pose them in some adorable scenes that showcase big sister's protective instincts. Instant classics include big sister pushing little brother in the swing, guiding him up the monkey bars, and pushing him on the carousel. He can also be placed in her lap at the bottom of a slide as she hugs him from behind.

    Sister and brother at an adventure park. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

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    Kids love to dress up in silly costumes, and photo opportunities are plentiful when they are allowed to run wild as their chosen characters. This is best outdoors on a sunny day, to create colourful and animated images. If your children are high-energy, consider an outside photographer to get those magnificent action shots. Little brother can save the day in a cape and a hat, while big sister is helplessly bound to a tree with something cute and soft like toilet paper. Big sister can be the princess with crown and wand while transforming little brother from a bug with antennae into an adorable prince.

    Siblings in fun costumes. (Thomas Northcut/Lifesize/Getty Images)

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    On a night when the moment strikes you, turn on the stereo and let the kids pick some music they would like to dance or sing to. This is the perfect opportunity to get a priceless shot of little brother standing on big sister's feet while dancing. Give them a hairbrush to use as a microphone. Another cute idea is to have them singing back to back. Whatever shots you manage to get will naturally showcase the big sister and little brother relationship as the younger one will be looking up in admiration as big sister leads.

    Big sister and little brother dancing. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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    Perhaps the most heartwarming image is that of peacefully sleeping children. Tucked into big sister's bed with a favourite toy or stuffed animal, you can capture big sister reading little brother a story. When the siblings are both asleep, tiptoe in and get that fabulous sleeping shot. For this duet, the most precious photo would be that of big sister's arms snuggling tight around little brother.

    Brother and sister fast asleep. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

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