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My Tricks to a Successful Twin Newborn Session

Updated: Jan 2




There is something amazing when it comes to twins and this is how a session with twins is a little different compared to a singleton session.


I don't charge you more

The number one question from expecting twin parents is if the cost is double? The answer is no of course not, the cost is the same as it is for a singleton, or even triplet session. Why? Because the studio costs remain the same aside from my assistant. The time for the session may be a little longer but it is pretty close to our average session time. 


An assistant is necessary for twins

I prefer to use an assistant for every session, without one I am limited on the style and posing. Safety is a huge aspect of our work. With twins I need a second set of hands that need to help. Parents are sleep deprived (double!),  Mum is recovering and dad is caring for her, therefore, I have an assistant to make it easier. 


Two people to help rock, cuddle, and keep safe hands just inches away. When we do the pictures with one baby, the other is safely in the arms of someone else.


How many setups will I achieve?

Normally with every posed newborn session we aim for 4-5 setups but with twins we are doing a little more work. Sometimes we have one (or two babies) who need a little extra love and the workload at our end is more. We aim for 3-4 setups with twins but the upside is the fact Mom’s have two babies and that means often large galleries of images to choose from. There will be doubles of certain setups to account for each twin. This is one major reason how a session with twins is a little different because there are fewer changeovers.


I try to keep the styling simple

The studio is full of amazing props from all over the world, tiny outfits and cute little headbands and bonnets. We pride ourselves on the large collection.


A small amount is doubled for twins. We have a few matching wraps and rompers, a couple of similar headbands and bonnets. We often aim for a similar colour palette. Many parents want everything matching or contrasting, so we keep the colours simple.


Do you bring a pacifier?

Yes please if you can. Even if you don't plan on using one at home or in the future, for the purpose of keeping the two bases settled l find that pacifying really does help in most of my sessions. Some unsettled babes benefit from a little extra soothing using a dummy. In fact a pacifier has on many occasions been a lifesaver in calming a baby into a deep sleep so that they can be posed comfortably and calmly without distress. Please be assured that babies do not get attached to them after our session nor do they cause nipple confusion, however if you really are uncomfortable with using one, of course that is no problem just be aware that we may struggle to get some of the shots you may want to get from your newborn session



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