I recently purchased a new backdrop for my photography business, and couldn't wait to use it. So, I set everything up in our daughter's bedroom, dressed her up and fixed her hair, and handed her her pink ukulele. (I had some great advice from a GREAT photographer, to hand children something to play with if you want to get some amazing "storytelling" photos.) The rest is history. I just let her do her thing, and I was able to get some beautiful "lifestyle" photos of her, that will be precious treasures as she grows out of that "toddler" stage.
Have a blessed day!