Thursday, 19 May 2011

Double Delight

Twins have always held a fascination for me. When I was a little girl, I had a secret dream that I'd been one of a twin, separated at birth, and one day my twin sister and I would be reunited. Then I grew up and realised that my wonderful and loving parents were telling the truth after all, and that I was (un) fortunately one of a kind. I would have liked to have had twins, although my heart did skip a beat at the thought that my second child was almost a twin ( a second yolk sac showed up on our first scan, with no heart beat) and thankfully he is the only one of him we have!

But I have always been drawn to twins, marveling at the miracle of two babies growing inside their mum, sometimes so alike only a mum can tell them apart, and sometimes so different, like these two sweet girls. But no matter if they're identical or not, the bond shared by twins is one that's a delight to watch, a mystery to figure out and an absolute honour to photograph. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet and photograph your girls Donna, and with them barely one week old you set the bar for new mums very high indeed!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Sweet Baby Millie

I have another friend from school who recently had a baby girl, so I cornered her and asked if I could take pictures of her gorgeous sweet chunky baby girl. Here she is, in all her newborn squishyness!

When I saw her birthmark I squealed - what a perfect little target for kisses

This shot was one of those moments in photography that you could never predict. I got her into position, lifted my camera and as I pressed the shutter she had this little wind smile. Her mum and I both gasped, we knew straight away that this would be our favourite image.

In newborn photography circles, photographers often have tiny babies in impossible poses, and amateur photographers try to (dangerously) recreate them. This shot is a composite of two, and in each shot the baby's head was being supported from the side by her mum. A newborn's neck is not strong enough to support their head like this, so please don't try put your baby in this pose.

Love those little wrinkles on her back.

They lose that loose skin on her heads so quickly, I love to capture the little rolls of soft downy baby heads!

And it's all in the details that we forget so quickly, the flaky feet and hands, the little millia spots on their noses, their soft downy ears and delicate little eyelashes. Thank you so much for letting me take pictures of your sweet little girl Jo and Sean, she's a keeper!