Technically, these twin boys are not newborns. They are eight weeks old, and they were born at 38 weeks gestation. They are “babies” now. Eight weeks is not a great age to photograph babies, but we seriously lucked out. They miraculously slept most of the time. Therefore, I was able to do newborn photographs of the twins. Clients – don’t expect the same results if you wait this long! LOL It really was a great session. I do not get nearly enough red heads in my studio, and of course, I adore them. These twins couldn’t be more different. They are a full pound difference already. One has a ton of red hair; the other is bald. Even their features are different. But they are both beautiful, and I loved being able to work so well with them.
But first, we got to do family pictures, including their adorable big sister. When older siblings are toddlers, I love putting them on the bed, so the older ones don’t really have to “hold” the babies. If they get antsy (which they always do), the baby isn’t going to get hurt or really dropped.
In this next picture you can really see the size difference.
And can you believe that at eight weeks old, this guy balanced all by himself here? Seriously, no PhotoShop work involved.
I love his red hair against the cream.
Ideally, the recommended age for newborn pictures is the first two weeks of life, but obviously we can try to work with older babies. Firefly Nights Photography has been named Best Photographer for the past four years and won international competitions for our work. We are a portrait photography studio, specializing in capturing the essence of our clients – be them maternity, newborn, child, high school senior, family, or athletes. Please be sure to check out our work in our Galleries and contact us when you are ready for your own session. Firefly Nights Photography is located in downtown Naperville, and our clients come from all over Chicago, especially the western suburbs (like Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Elmhurst, and St. Charles). We look forward to working with you!