You guys know me, I always post too many favorites when I take pictures of twins. I just love them – and these two girls were just too much fun. They were both born tiny, back in mid-November, but came home from the hospital just around the new year. Now they’re three months old and getting bigger every day. And they have two times the cute grins, two times the cuddles with mama and Mimi (namesake!); it’s just the best. And my very favorite? The one where the eyelines (the invisible lines that are created by the direction the people in the picture are looking) are crossing – Mimi looking across and Mama looking across, and the babies meeting the eyes of the person who’s not holding them. I mean, come ON – how fantastic is that? Oh, and then we have the grins – don’t even get me started. The one on one shots are wonderfully sweet too – Mimi holding her namesake and Mama loving on little E. I adored meeting you girls, thank you so much for inviting me.
So I never say I love the everyone looking at the camera and smiling picture – I always take this one, but I rarely mention it as my favorite. It’s a gimme – you know? I mean, you want it, for the frame, for the grandparent gift… but it isn’t the most artistic shot, so I rarely adore it the way I adore this one. But this one? It is awesome. Where, oh where, did little Miss M get the idea that opening your mouth is part of smiling for the camera? Can’t imagine :)
But this six month old sweetheart was just perfect. I got to meet her last weekend and she kept me smiling the whole time. The closeup of her fingers in her mouth kills me. I also really like the one where she’s looking at herself in the little mirror. And the one where her mom is totally cracking her up with a silly face is just the best.
Wonderful to see you guys!
You know what’s fun? Showing up at a family’s home after I’ve done maternity pictures for them, and getting to meet the little person who’d been inside that belly. Even cooler? When I get to do it again a second time. I got to visit with 20 month old E this past weekend because his baby sister is arriving soon, and I’d taken pictures of his mama’s belly when he was in there, too. Super cool.
There are so many here that I love – when he lifts his shirt to show us his belly… (we seem to be discussing bellies a lot around here, wanna see mine?), his kiss with his mama, his hand and his feet and his hugs on her belly… the list goes on. Enjoy :)
Wonderful to see you guys again!
Wow, that year went quickly! This sweet boy did my Baby’s First Year package, so I’m lucky enough to have seen him a bunch of times this year. Now I still can’t believe those dimples, and how much fun he has being a big one year old boy. The ones with his mama might be my favorites, though :)
I know January is a funny time to head to the beach in New England, but with the weather we’ve been having, we decided to go for it. And these guys moved from their city place into a beach-front place, so we had to enjoy some outside time for this big three year old’s pictures.
I have a hard time picking a favorite – I think maybe it’s the one of him dying laughing after smooching his mama… but maybe it’s his rapt attention as daddy tells a story during the Lego building… anyway, can’t go wrong with this cutie pie. Wonderful to see you guys!
When your best friend from growing up has her first baby, you just book a flight. And then you have such a great time visiting with her family and other friends that you totally forget to edit the pictures, and the holidays happen, and then it’s January, and then you’re not eating enough because you’re on a “cleanse”, so your editing seems to take forever… wait, but I digress.
I can’t even explain how much my heart burst when I met this little 4 week old person. I can’t wait to go back for pictures when she’s 6 months old. I adored every minute seeing you guys. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. I included a bunch of my wonderful host’s children at the end of the blog post too – so there’s loads of bloggy goodness if you click around below.
and happy 2013!
Now this is one patient mama – she asked for a blog post a month ago and I have been just running to stand still with this crazy season of the year, but I had to get this up for her before I shut down my computer today (on my last working day of 2012! yahooeeee!). What a fantastic family these guys are. I’ve loved getting to know them over the past couple of years. And even better? We got grandma this time, too. Wonderful to see you guys!
Met this little four week old cutie pie last weekend, and OK, you had me at Infant Santa suit. Come on now. Not to mention those long legs and arms and FEET! Love those sweet long feet. Almost as long as daddy’s finger. The one of him making his surprised face is cracking me up, too. And the last one, where Daddy is stroking M’s forehead with this new trick that soothes him to sleep? Perfection.
We spent this whole photoshoot indoors because it was warm and cozy in there – and what’s better than rolling around on the bed, on the couch, just playing.
I have one cuddly picture in here that tells a little story from the editing side of things – and it’s the one of mama on the bed with her two kids squashing up in close with her. This one is not the crispest photo, and the old Jess – the Jess before she had her own kids, the more technically precise Jess – wouldn’t have approved of it. But the love is just bursting out of this picture – two babies crawling up tight to their mama – I had to keep it. Because who cares about a little motion blur when the moment just makes your heart melt?
It’s been a few years since I saw these twin boys, so it was really fun for me to come back and see how they’ve grown into smart, fun, energetic 4 year old boys. I love so many of these, but the jumping holding hands one is one of my favorites – and this first one, as they rolled around on the daybed. Oh, and I can’t forget the tossing leaves one – it makes me smile just to look at all the expressions.
So great to see you guys!
These two are just brilliant – do you believe they know how to spell MERRY XMAS? I mean, really? The complexity, understanding that “X” – Mas is a shortened version of Christmas? Makes sense, I mean they only had that small chalkboard to work with… you can see why they’d write it that way… but I just have to admit it’s impressive ;)
Look at this big one year old girl!! Cake smash :)
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