While on vacation on Prince Edward Island, I told myself I was not working for a few days but when the phone rang I answered it quickly not thinking and I am so glad that I did! I received the sweetest phone call, a good friend wanted all information regarding gifting her good friends the cost of her newborn session for her twin boys, she was expecting. I do not get too many opportunities to work with twins and I was very excited (they are actually only the second set of boy twins)!
Working with twins requires extra patience, more hands and careful planning. Often they are a bit smaller or born earlier then the majority of our clients and sometimes they break the rules for age. Ideally, I prefer to photograph newborns at 4-10 days of age. They are still very ‘womb-like’, will curly nicely and will sleep much deeper. If a baby is born premature, we adjust the timeframe taking into consideration health, weight and adjusted age. Once we had word both boys and Mama were coming home from the hospital we scheduled their session.
The twin boys arrived healthy and sweet as could be. My assistant and Jen and I each had a baby to cuddle and they loved to snuggle with each other! I know how fast the first few days fly by, between feedings, diaper changes, the lack of sleep…I can only imagine that being doubled! I am so glad I had the opportunity to capture this brief time in their life. Mom and Dad had the chance to sit back and relax and watch us pose the cuties and Jen and I gently posed them.
I styled this session with a vintage rustic style that will be timeless (vintage rustic is my favourite!), matching cream mohair bonnets, simple cotton and knitted wraps and rich brown fur rugs. Keeping the props simple we focused on their tiny little details and the overwhelming cuteness of twin boys!
We were even gifted a little smile or two! Enjoy these images as much as I had creating them 🙂