I LOVE the challenge of a new photo shoot, and this shoot photographing newborn twins was no exception. It cleanses me from all my preconceived notions. I show up with grand ideas of what I will capture, and I can’t wait to pull out my camera and start shooting. I did a special photo shoot for a family in Denver, Colorado who were blessed with twin boys. As I started shooting, the newborn twins started crying and the toddler wanted to run around naked, and no one wanted to give up their binkies. I couldn’t help but start laughing at how all my “grand” ideas needed to be set aside. I paused for a moment, the in-between space of realizing that your initial ideas may not work to not knowing where to go. Instead of panic, I decided to step back and pause. My subjects were beckoning me to create a new thing.
Here is a series of photos to show you what I mean. (The Photo-Recipe for photographing newborn twins is at the end!)
The twins are mirroring twins which is something I’ve never seen before. It’s the craziest thing, whatever one is doing–the other will mirror it. It’s like you could fold the photo in half, and it’d be the exact same on both sides! Without me prompting them, they naturally move their bodies to mirror each other.