Just after New Year, I was lucky enough to photograph twin boys, Harrison and Dexter. As they were born just four days before my little boy, a newborn shoot was off the cards. However, I managed to get them before they got too old - at just 27 days!
These boys were absolutely gorgeous, and so different! When I arrived, it was beautiful to see how the boys were cuddled up asleep, snuggling their faces into each other. Needless to say, photographing two babies at once means double trouble! I took my friend and fellow photographer along as my much-needed assistant, and, together with the parents, we attempted to feed, settle, wrap and pose the boys ready for photographing...but they had other plans!
Newborn sessions are held when the babies are less than 14 days old, as this is when they are sleepiest, and it is easiest to settle and pose them. As babies get older, they become increasingly awake, aware and inquisitive, and more difficult to pose! That said, these guys were pretty good, although they certainly weren't keen on being posed. As with all shoots, I adjusted it to suit the needs and happiness of the babies, and we focussed on wrapping the boys and getting less posed shots, which luckily they were very happy to comply with.
I really enjoyed photographing Harrison and Dexter, and the challenges that it raised. It was beautiful to see how the boys were connected - I think it must be very special to be a twin!
It was also such a pleasure to be able to capture the little details that are gone all too quick - Harrison had a gorgeous sprinkling of milk spots over his nose which I couldn't resist.
Thank you to Natasha and Jon for allowing me to capture your beautiful boys! x