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As a Seattle Baby Photographer I get to meet lots of pretty cool little babies. But It wasn’t until this last month that I had an opportunity to photograph identical twins. Meet Charlotte and Lauren. I chose this image to share for their sneak peak because I feel like it represents the twin dynamic. Two babies means a friend to explore new things with. A sister to learn and grow with. A playmate. A partner. And two very different personalities. Just because you’re an identical twin doesn’t mean that you are exactly the same as your twin. That was evident at their session. If Lauren was OK with a set, Charlotte was not. Charlotte liked cake, Lauren did not. Almost every single one of their portraits ended up being a composite where I had to put two pictures together in order to get one with them both looking good in one. I can only imagine the energy it takes to be parents of multiples.
On another note….Thank GOODNESS for fruit puffs!
It doesn’t stop there with the laboring raw, naked and instinctive. Motherhood will continue to expose you. You will find out what your really made of when you’re cleaning up smeared baby poop artistically applied to the wall you just painted. You will find out just how strong you are when you realize that you haven’t had more than 3 hours of sleep straight in three months. That first time you have to trust your mother instincts when the doctor says there is nothing wrong will expose the mama in you for sure. Year by year the layers will be peeled back. The real you, will be exposed.
Eventually what is left will be an amazing woman. Strong, brave, confident, fiercely loyal, selfless, loving, tolerant, patient and a zillion other wonderful raw traits that you never knew where in you. They weren’t, at least not like they are now. Motherhood made you that way.
Like a block of stone carved by a master. Layer by layer is chiseled away. Years of work. Until all that is left is the most beautiful master piece you have ever seen. A woman, a mother….
I love photographing maternity clients near nude. With all of their curves exposed. It is poetic and symbolic. Raw beauty is the best kind.
Up on the blog today is a little guy whose parents come see me me from Port Orchard for baby photography. I always hope that my clients that have to travel a ways to come see me find it well worth their time and gas money. So many of my clients come from places at least an hour away. It makes me feel like I have to be really on top of my game to get great images for them. For me, reshoots are not an option.
When I prep parents for their baby’s session I always ask them to bring their child’s favorite toys. They are very helpful in making little ones feel more comfortable in a strange new place. They also play a role in getting baby to smile sometimes. And every once in a while they become part of a portrait themselves. One of Nolan’s favorite toys is his police car. I knew when I saw it that I had to work it into some portraits. Nolan’s daddy is a police officer, so how perfect for this. There are others that show the car better. But this is the one that really speaks to me. Something about the total genuine way he is playing with it, makes me swoon.
I love my job. That is all. Thank you to the H family for being wonderful, wonderful clients over this last year. Happy birthday to their easy going handsome boy!