A child is a gift, a blessing to your life. But getting double the blessing is quite the gift! It was so fun working with these two precious little boys, Alex and August. They didn’t have a care in the world, which made the session go by so smoothly. I don’t get very many twin shoots, so I doubly treasure the times where I have this awesome privilege. They surprised their mother: “They were completely unexpected.”, she said, “I found out I was pregnant with the boys shortly after my sister passed away. Her name was Jacquiline, and August is named after her. We were so blessed by this surprise, and they came into our lives at the perfect time.” She went on to describe her little bundles of joy’s nursery. “Their nursery takes after a bohemian style. Natural, bright earth tones with lots of cactus and some small plants for decoration. We really love the look of the natural wood cribs, surrounded by all the earthy decor.”
Since it was a twin session, I wanted to make sure I took pictures of each boy individually, as well as in tandem. It’s important for a twin to retain their individuality, and as a mother, it can be such a joy watching their different personalities unfold as time goes by. Mom says, “The most rewarding part of it all is seeing how different they already are. As a first time mom to twins, you can end up lumping your pregnancy together, and not think of them as individuals. But, even being so young, they both like and dislike different things! It’s been amazing getting to know them.”
It was such a great time capturing these moments for Alex and August’s family to look back on, and it made me reminisce about when my own were so little. Time goes by so fast, especially for a mom. It’s like you’re experiencing every day differently from everyone, which makes it so important to capture those moments where everything’s still. August and Alex may not move around too much now, but I can promise you that won’t last long! If you are interested in a newborn portrait session, please contact me today!