When Dani contacted me about photographing her newborn twins at their home in Fort Collins, they were already 3.5 weeks old, and my schedule was fully booked. I couldn’t bear the thought of passing up on newborn twins (!!), so I moved some things around on my calendar, and I was able to photograph her beautiful babies when they were a little over 4 weeks old.
Babies are much more alert after about 2 weeks of age, so I recommended that we do more of a lifestyle newborn session rather than a posed newborn session. I brought along a small container of wraps and headbands, but left my lights and props at home. Photographing a true lifestyle session was so amazing, and absolutely freeing. The entire focus of the session was on this wonderful young couple and the two adorable babies they had just brought into the world. It was all about the emotion, and the love, and just being in the moment rather than coordinating wraps with headbands and blankets with hats (although I love me a posed newborn session, too). When I was going through these images during my editing process, I was a little overwhelmed by the joy that is so apparent on mama and daddy’s faces – it’s that beautiful, raw emotion that makes me truly love being a newborn photographer.
This blog post is going to be rather image heavy. I really wanted to share the full session with you to help tell the entire story of their afternoon with me. We started our session juggling between the two babies – one would sleep while the other was awake, and I had a chance to capture each little one individually with mama and daddy. After a while, they finally slept at the same time, so I took them upstairs to take advantage of the beautiful natural light in the master bedroom. Dani specifically requested the “foot” pose after seeing it in my galleries, and luckily, the babies were accommodating.
If you are an expectant parent in the Fort Collins area, I would love to chat with you about photographing your newborn session – either lifestyle or posed. Newborn photography is my passion, and I would be honored to help you capture this fleeting time in your baby’s life.