When I get contact with a mom expecting newborn twins I get a wave of emotions! I’m sure my wave of emotions is much more stable than the emotions that mom and dad experienced on the day they discovered they were expecting twins.
A newborn twin session can go so many different directions. When all the stars align, the session is almost as easy as a single newborn session. In contrast, all things can fall apart leaving you rocking in the corner sucking your thumb.
In my experience with newborn twins, I have discovered the importance of having an assistant on hand. For the Boyce twins, I called on my friend Ashlee Parkinson with Ash & Co to help snuggle these sweet babies.
Hannah and Mason were a photographer’s dream subjects. They were sleepy and relaxed while I posed them. A few times they woke up and peered at what we were doing but went right back to sleep. We completed the entire session in less time than some single newborn sessions.
The highlight of the session was when big sisters were also spectacular models snuggling into the babies. Sometimes older siblings don’t like laying on the flokati rug. I think they wonder if I’m going to ask them to take a quick nap. The girls got right down on the rug following all my instructions perfectly.
Another trick I have discovered for a twin session is to map out the entire session from beginning to end. Ashlee arrived at the studio early and I was able to sit down and show her how I wanted the flow of the session to go. The flow includes step by step poses – individual and with both babies together. Doing this ensures that each twin gets equal camera time in coordinating pieces. Each outfit coordinates so when the images are printed and hanging on a wall, they are cohesive and beautiful.
Mason & Hannah’s session went off without a hitch. Each pose on my “map” turned out beautifully!