Double Happiness {Sneak Peek: Newborn Twins}

Usually “double happiness” refers to the Chinese characters used to celebrate marriage. But I think it applies in this case too: brand new baby girl twins! I got to photograph these sweet little ones last week and it was really hard not to try to hide one (or both) in my camera bag to take home.

These girls joined a lovely family, complete with two big brothers!  The boys adore their sisters and were just hilarious during the photo session.  They weren’t really into having their photo taken, but they were very interested in my equipment — especially my backdrops.  I think these guys are going to make the world a super fun place for their little sisters!

Even when they don’t have their brothers around to entertain them, I think these girls will manage quite well together. They already look to one another for comfort, including big sister using little sister’s nose as a pacifier.  Little sister isn’t quite so sure about it at first, but she doesn’t complain too much.  In fact, she decides to take advantage of big sister’s chin!

It’s amazing how both girls are showing such unique personalities already! Big sister was very mellow and slept through most of the photo session.  She didn’t mind if I moved her around and she usually got comfortable again right away.  She woke up when she was hungry, but after filling her belly, she went right back to sleep.  Such contentedness and serenity!

Little sister was really interested in what was going on.  There’s no way she was going to miss anything, so she didn’t sleep much.  Sometimes you meet a newborn who gives you a look that says, “I’ve been here before”.  She definitely made me feel that way.  I almost felt like I should ask her permission before I took her photograph!  Look at the curiosity in those eyes, and that adorable wrinkled brow as she checks me out.

I’m trying to restrain myself from posting a dozen photos in this sneak peek (my sneak “peeks” are turning into sneak “rather expansive views”). So here’s just one more, because you need to see how sweet this family is. This is big brother snuggling with his mom and his littlest sister. He and his brother are going to be a force to reckon with when these girls are old enough to date!


  1. w. April 18, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    come on! those twins are to die for! and the photos of them eating eachother’s faces are precious!
    love it!

  2. Erica April 18, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I LOVE the photos of them biting noses!!!!! Great job, adorable family!