Our November photo of the month winner was from a twin baby photography session so I thought I write a little bit about our experience photographing twins and share some frequently asked questions about having your twins photographed.
This is our tenth year in business so it’s fair to say we have a great deal of experience photographing twins of all ages. It’s always something I look forward to as it keeps me on my creative toes!
Photographing twins is not so much an art form as it is a glorious game of cat and mouse.
The mouse in this analogy is two babies looking at the camera at the same time both with a pleasing expression. Of course we’d love to have two big belly laugh smiles with undeniable eye contact and connection but that isn’t always the case.
But that’s twins for you. When one is hungry the other is tired. When one needs a nappy change the other is determined to discover every single cable in house you thought was neatly tucked away.
Whilst I joke when photographing twins that “some Photoshop may be required” actually I much prefer to capture exactly what is happening right in front of me.
It’s a maelstrom of expressions and baby idiosyncrasies. It’s laugher, tears (mostly mine) and sometimes just a blank non-impressed stare down the lens.
The truth is that when twins really up their game, when you catch them at a golden hour of adorableness then what results is the cutest baby pictures in the world.
What’s sweeter then one twin turning to hug and kiss the other? It doesn’t matter that the twin on the receiving end of the hug will most likely plant a palm in the face of his or her sibling. It also doesn’t matter that the original hug was not actually a gesture of affection but an attempt to make a delicious snack of the beautifull locks of hair flowing before him.
Arguably the key to good photography is a simple as pressing a button at the right time. Knowing when the right will be can be the tricky part.
I really enjoyed photographing these two and I’m not surprised it got such a great reception on our Facebook Page.
It’s a deserved winner of our Photo of the Month Competition and I’m looking forward to having it up on our wall in The Photo Cafe for a couple of weeks before it goes home with mum and dad.
We launched our Wall Art Competition at the start of 2018 and since then we’ve been giving away a 20×16 inch wall art every month.
It’s been a fun competition to run and we’ve had so many lovely comments on the pictures we have been sharing.
The competition is simple, easy and free to enter. All you need to do is have a photoshoot at our Croydon Studio. Once you return to view your photos and make your order you’ll also have a chance to pick an image to enter into the competition.
Winning the competition is slightly harder, we base the winner on the image with the most amount of likes, shares and comments so it helps to be popular!
This particular winning image was taken during a Watch Me Grow photography session.
This was the second of three photo shoots we do throughout baby’s first year.
I particularly like photographing babies a this age as not only can they sit unaided and even make attempts to crawl but there’s so many great expressions to capture!
Some frequently asked questions about having your twins photographed
Do I have to buy two “offers” for my twins?
Not at all…unless you want your twins photographed separately at different times.
Our Watch Me Grow promotion does include a set of three images, one from each of the three sessions. The ones you choose would have to be of the twins together but you are of course welcome to purchase more if you wish.
Can my twins be photographed together and separately?
Yes of course. During any of our studio portrait sessions with twins we photograph them both together and separately.
We’ll use a wide range of backgrounds and you’re more than welcome to bring a few outfit changes for them.
Does a twin photography session take longer than your other photo sessions?
Not normally, if one twin isn’t happy and requires and snack or nappy change that normally means the other one is smiling away ready for their individual shots.
We do allow more time than we need but we seldom use it.
Can you photograph triplets?
Let me think about that one for a while… 😉
Looking for the perfect photoshoot for your twins?
Contact us at our Croydon Studio for a chat about what you’d like.