The Montessori way is a mattress on the floor so that the child can get in and out of the bed at their leisure and without difficulty. Everything should be at kid level, ie. art hung at kids' eye view.
Snuggle Up and ShootSome of the silliest and most precious moments happen when the whole brood is lounging in bed. Don’t worry about looking at the camera -- or looking perfect. Just lie so you and day are head to head and have everyone fill in around you. Simply snuggle and ask a friend to snap the scene from directly above.