Portrait Ideas for a 2-Year-Old


A 2-year-old child, no longer a baby, is starting to explore the world around him and learning new things at a rapid rate. This innocence mixed with adventure creates adorable and memorable moments. Capture the beauty and fun of a 2-year-old with a portrait. Portraits are keepsakes from childhood that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Number Two Shirt

  • Take a picture of your favorite 2-year-old wearing "No. 2" theme clothes. Shirts with the number "2" on it can be purchased with a matching tutu. Or create your own by cutting a number "2" out of felt and stitching it to a T-shirt. The clothes with the number "2" on it will give a nod to the little one's age in a not-so-subtle way.

Noah's Ark

  • Noah gathered the animals two by two into the ark. Set up a Noah's Ark scene with a variety of sets of two stuffed animals. A hand-painted ark or rainbow in the background will reinforce the theme of the portrait. Have the child sit in the center of the scene and play with the animals. This type of candid shot of a child at play will produce a natural and lovely picture.

Large Number Two

  • A large No. 2 makes an appropriate prop for a photo session with a 2-year-old child. A large No. 2 can be created out of cardboard or foam board and spray painted to match or coordinate with the birthday girl's outfit. Have her holding the number or standing beside it for a fun, age-appropriate portrait.

Happy Second Birthday Banner

  • Buy or create a "Happy 2nd Birthday" banner and string it on the wall behind the birthday boy. Choose festive colors and add two balloons to the scene. Put the subject in the center and capture posed pictures as well as candid shots of the birthday boy playing with the balloons and looking at the banner.

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