Welcoming twins into your family is an incredibly special experience. As a Perth Newborn Twin Photographer, photographing newborn twins also presents unique and rewarding experience for me and definitely has it’s challenges because as you can imagine, getting 2 babies to sleep and feed at the same time is hard!
- So I start with a Plan
Before the shoot I will discuss with the parents what kind of photos they want and come up with a schedule that works for everyone. Newborn twins can be a handful, so I try to make the session as relaxed as possible. Sometimes this means going with the flow. I love to keep twins wrapped as it makes transitioning from one pose/prop to another much easier and smoother.
- Keep Them Close
Twins often feel more comfortable when they are close to each other, so I like having the twins snuggled up to each other in a basket or on a blanket.
- Get Individual Shots
While it’s important to capture images of the twins together,I also like to get individual shots of each baby. This will give the parents a variety of images to choose from and it will allow me to showcase each baby’s unique personality and features. If twins are identical I use different wrap colours to identify them.
- Use Props
Props can add a lot of interest and variety to your photos. I love using simple hats, headbands, wraps, and blankets to create different looks for the babies. As a Perth Newborn Twin Photographer I also use props like baskets, crates, and chairs to create interesting and dynamic compositions.
5. Add lots of Family Images
These are always the most special images for families as it shows their complete family and can show the beautiful new bonds forming.
- Patience is Key
Photographing newborn twins is definitely a challenge, so it’s important to be patient. I take my time and allow the babies to settle into each pose and take breaks if the babies become fussy or need to be fed or changed. The session is about capturing beautiful images, not rushing through poses.
- Safety First
When working with newborn twins, safety is my top priority.
I always work with an experienced assistant so neither of the twins is left unattended and there is always a pair of hands holding or supporting the babies in a prop whilst I take the photos.
7. Unique Images
I love creating unique artwork for parents and newborn twins are ideal for telling compelling and interesting stories.