Last week was busy but so good, y’all! It boggles my mind how easily I slipped back into the habit of shooting regularly and how much I missed it during the “safer-at-home” order. I’m not sure who was more excited for me to be able to get back to work though…me or my girls who let me practice with them over the last couple of weeks. I enjoyed taking their pictures but missed the variety of other faces and places. Regardless of who was more excited, I was happy to still observe some social distancing and follow safety guidelines but still do a few sessions.
I was a little nervous because it has been a hot minute since I did a newborn session, much less twins. Also, the ideal time for newborn pictures is typically during the first ten days but thanks to covid-19 these sweet little babies are a wee bit older than that. But it actually was so much fun and I am grateful for dear friends who let me be part of their baby journey.
When I first got into newborns I loved the work I saw by other photographers who used props and cutesy stuff but I found that that style didn’t really suit me. I like to keep things simple, and moving forward hope to branch more into lifestyle home sessions. For a variety of reasons K and G came to my house though and it was just such sweet time!
They are only the third set of twins I have ever photographed and my first to be both sexes. Oddly enough the other two sets were both boys. Mama came ready to be in a few pictures and we captured some precious moments of her with each one of them. I loved how their individual portraits turned out as well.
Through much of the session one baby would be awake while the other slept. Mom said that was typical of life with them and by the time baby girl woke up little man was plumbed tuckered out.
I cannot even begin to imagine what life must be like with two newborns but Mom and Dad are taking it all in stride. I loved getting the opportunity to take a picture of mom having a quiet moment with each of them. Sometimes moments like those get lost in the chaos of doing life.
Someone once said that “so many good things come in pairs, like ears, socks and panda bears. But, best of all are the set of twins, with extra laughter, double grins” and it really must be true because there was twice the delight in photographing these little ones.