Wesley Chapel and Tampa’s Baby and Children’s Photography – Twins First Birthday Portraits
This post is for all you mothers of twins! Although I think everyone will enjoy reading and viewing these adorable images.
I have been talking with Sabrina back and forth on Facebook since the middle of the summer. We hit it off from our very first post when I realized we bought the same dress for our daughters at Christmas. Kindred spirits for sure Or at least two women that share the same dress obsession!
Her twin daughters are a little past a year old (we won’t confess how far past) and she really wanted to capture the memory of their first birthday. Online we have tossed back and forth a few ideas and then she came in to chat further about clothing ideas, tutus (my favorite of course) and birthday themed items. Since they are older than 1 year and definitely walking, the cakes were going to be tough, so we decided to go for lollipops and balloons instead.
She went home and started to do some online shopping for tutu dresses and then to make unique shirts for their birthday images. Her shirts were very clever. She bought plain t-shirts and then material from JoAnnes that had the iron-on transfer stuff on the back to create the “1″ on the shirt. This way she could customize it to her color scheme. VERY SMART IDEA!!!
As a wise mom, she also listened to my advice that the ONLY way to get 2 babies that are walking to stay in one place for a portrait is to occupy them. They are not going to just sit there and smile for us. Therefore she brought some of their favorite books to read to each other. I took care of the lollipops and balloons. Now all we had to do was make our planning a success Please God … let the twins be happy today! LOL
God smiled on us that day and we were able to capture a wide variety of images. I kept the pace pretty quick so that the twins wouldn’t get bored. So we started inside, then went outside, then came back inside to sugar them up at the end with the giant lollipops. (I am not stupid … I sugar them up at the end of the session, then send them home! HAHA)
Here are some of the favorites from the day. You can see our well laid out plan worked. Well there were a few “outtakes” in there too. LOL
Lets start with a little pleasure reading.
Then if we are lucky we can get them to look all sweet and “innocent”. Yep! Check that off the list
Now if we stick them in a giant flower pot, they can’t go anywhere. Right? Well maybe …
Can’t you just see the one sister saying “wait a second, this isn’t the sugary substance my mommy promised me today!”
Beware, babies are getting bored with us, time to go outside.
Another good rule of thumb, never let the babies out number the adults! Thankfully grandma came and was able to help lead the twin parade over the bridge. Aren’t these tutus adorable!
Now back inside for those lollipops and balloons we promised the girls…
I couldn’t resist a little vintage effect … Look at those faces!
And there you have it! What a wonderful session. I had such a wonderful time getting to know these two little girls.
But wait … there’s more … I couldn’t leave you without giving you a few outtakes!
This has “mom she is trying to take my book” written all over it!
And this cry … signified the END of the session. LOL