I promise your toddler won’t melt down, I promise they will have fun, I promise we will get beautiful images. I shoot 75ish families a year, most with young children, and whether its summer and late sunsets or spring and early sunsets, the method is the same. Dinner just before you come, a late, long nap, and a then they get to burn off all that energy left over from the day while you just play with them in the sand and surf. The results are consistently the same, year after year. Just have a little faith and be ready to play.