Newborn Photography | Hemel Hempstead | Charlie & Alice

 
Becki was fantastic and her photos were amazing. Exactly what we wanted. 5* as it was very trying with our premature twins but she got there in the end. Highly recommended.
— Alice & Charlie's Mum
 

When Charlie & Alice's mum got in touch asking for Newborn Photography for twins I was very excited!
This is my 6th twin photo shoot and it's never any less special!

The twins arrived at 26 weeks and spent around 2 months in hospital before being allowed home.  I got to meet them at at around 3 months old, at which point they still hadn't reached their due date!

Charlie was small and Alice even smaller but they were happy and healthy and ready to be photographed.


As with most shoots, I started by wrapping them both up nice and snug, which they loved.  Alice wasn't so keen on sleeping to start but she was happy when cuddled up to her brother.  I think it looks a bit like she's protecting him!

 newborn twins lay wrapped in blue and pink wraps on a cream fluffy blanket

Their mum and dad brought lots of meaningful items to include in their photos. 

The first were these tiny baby grows and premature sized nappies, which they wore while still in hospital. 
Considering they both still seemed so small, it was crazy to think that a few weeks ago they were only a few lb and fitting into these tiny nappies. 

 newborn boy lays wrapped in a blue wrap on a cream fluffy blanket.  next to him is a tiny baby grow and preemie nappy
 newborn girl lays wrapped in a pink wrap on a cream fluffy blanket.  next to her is a tiny baby grow and preemie nappy

In the past i've always been lucky with newborn twins; they've slept really well together.  These two on the other hand decided to take it in turns to be awake!
When wrapped, Charlie was asleep and Alice awake and then when unwrapped it was the other way round.

 premature newborn baby girl lays on her side on a grey blanket, covered in a purple wrap for her professional newborn photo shoot in hemel hempstead.
 premature newborn baby boy lays awake in a white blanket

 
 

Another little item it was nice to see again were these little Octopuses from Octopus For A Preemie.  They are used in the NICU to comfort newborn babies and to help them stop grabbing their wires.  If you're a crocheter and would like to help or if you'd like to learn more about the charity you can do so here. 

 newborn baby boy lays awake in a white blanket holding his octopus from the NICU

Another little item we included were these personalised teether's, which Charlie & Alice's aunty had sent from New Zealand.  These two images were ordered as prints to be sent back to her as a thank you in time for Christmas. 

 newborn baby boy lays sleeping with his teether, covered in a cream blanket
 newborn baby girl lays asleep holding a wooden theether.

Although they may have enjoyed being awake for a lot of the shoot, we did get some sleepy moments.  
Alice fell into a deep enough sleep for some gentle posing.  She looks so gorgeous but so tiny.

 newborn baby girl lays asleep on her tummy for her newborn photography shoot in hemel hempstead.  She is on a grey blanket and is wearing a flower headband.

At the end of the shoot they were finally sleepy enough to get a few posed pictures together.  Don't let them fool you though - they were still being wriggle bums between moments of being settled!

 newborn twins sleep next to each other covered in a cream blanket for their newborn photography shoot in hemel hempstead

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph this adorable duo.  Having the opportuniy to photograph twins is a privelidge and one that I hope I get again in the future. 


 
 newborn twins lay wrapped in blue and pink wraps on a cream fluffy blanket
 

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