Earlier this week I had the distinct honor of being able to go up to the North Bay and photograph these AMAZING newborn identical twin boys. They are one of my closest friend's nephews and I was thrilled to be able to do this, especially since I feel so personally invested in them knowing how much my friend Amy ADORES them already. And how could you not!? These newborns were the EASIEST newborns I have ever photographed and that's saying a lot considering how much harder a twin newborn session is than a singleton. Granted, it was a LOT of baby wrangling and whereas I can usually send the mom away to take a nap and have the dad go grab a bite to eat or something, in this case we needed all hands on deck! Poor Heidi was basically nursing one while I was photographing the other and then switching babies! Major props to her for being so committed to nursing twins, it's a huge commitment. I remember nursing Gavin every 2-3 hrs around the clock and he would nurse for an hour each time! Little porker. Ellie was different but I think I pretty much just nursed nonstop 24/7 with Gavin so I cannot even imagine twins!
Nate and Max look SO much alike that were it not for the adorable little mole on Max's cheek, there is NO way I would have been able to tell them apart. Their temperaments are a smidge different but even then, they are both such sweet, mellow, chill little babies. They didn't cry or protest ONCE. There was minimal amounts of having to get them settled down and into their poses. They just cooperated with pretty much everything. It was incredible. The most magical part for me was watching how they were when they were placed together skin to skin. Their bodies COMPLETELY relaxed and they melted into each other, grabbing each other's hands and reaching towards each other almost reflexively. They fell into their deepest sleep when they were together skin to skin. It was just breath taking. I truly think that the twin relationship is one of those incredible magical things that is just SO special. Nothing really compares to it. We marveled at how many times they spontaneously would hold each others hands or reach out to each other. I was mesmerized by the whole thing. It's just so cool. :)
Heidi and August (and Heidi's mom too!) were all so wonderful to work with. I cannot believe how relaxed Heidi is and how she is managing everything so incredibly well. I was a hormonal basketcase after both my kids were born and she is just happy, easy going and not remotely frazzled trying to juggle the needs of TWO newborns at the same time. I really believe God only gives twins to the people who CAN HANDLE it! Ergo, I didn't have twins.... But she makes it look easy. And those boys could not be sweeter! Daddy August was SO hands on and so lovingly and tenderly involved with their care not to mention how cute it was to behold how completely enthralled he is with his boys. It's fabulous to see a new dad be so active in his role. Kudos to you August!
I am completely in love with them and so glad that I have access to them via Amy! Works well for me! :)
Heidi and August, I cannot WAIT to see your boys again and see how much they change and grow over time! They are absolute perfection. Your love for them shines through. You were both glowing the entire session! I wish you both the very best! MUCH LOVE!
Here is your sneak peek!