My favorite way to photograph a newborn with older siblings is in a very candid and natural way. I start with letting the oldest children take turns holding the newborn, then get the younger siblings close by.
I’ll ask them to count toes or pet the baby’s hair. I’ll sometimes be silly ask them if they help change the baby’s poopy diapers! Whatever it takes to keep them interacting with the baby.
This little one is so loved. Her older siblings were so sweet and snuggly with her.