I absolutely adore photographing newborn babies, so why not double the pleasure? For quite awhile I had been searching for a mama pregnant with twins willing to work with me. Multiples are so rare and precious, being chosen to capture their first days in this world is nothing short of a privilege. The surprising thing about my first twin newborn shoot? It took place in Alexandria, Virginia. It just so happened that I was traveling there for business in April, and a loyal reader of my husbands’ college football blog, Black Shoe Diaries, had mentioned his wife was due with twins. I knew they lived in Alexandria so I contacted him about doing a photoshoot and finally fulfilled my dream.
The boys were five weeks old but had been several weeks premature, so they were still tiny and sleepy. I brought my friend, Alexis, along as an assistant and baby wrangler, something at which I knew she was highly skilled. Since it takes quite awhile to get two newborns asleep naked and I had a flight to catch, I didn’t get as many unique poses as I would have liked, but I’m still thrilled with the results. N and A were simply precious, and their parents exceptionally hospitable. Thanks, Meg, for the fantastic french toast!