Crystal Speirs specializes in Maternity, Newborn, Home or Hospital births and Birthday Milestone photography. When documenting newborns, safety and comfort is her top priority.
Crystal Speirs's tips for Photographing Newborn Twins:
Safety first: always have your second, either an assistant or parent extremely close. Often times some of my photos they are hands on the entire time. Check out the below photos for an example.
Often times with moving sets, feeding, wrapping and posing an extra set of hands besides the parent is EXTREMELY helpful.
These sweet babies are just like any other newborn, remember to keep the location you are photographing warm, use a white noise machine (I always use an app on my phone since it is always on me). And remember a full belly makes a happy baby.
Many times, twins are born earlier than their intended due date, they are often smaller than your average newborn. The smaller bodies and less body fat means they get cold way faster.
Wrapping techniques are a great way to keep them happy and get some super adorable photos. If you are photographing nude you want to keep your space warmer.
Remember that they spent however many weeks next to each other in the womb, being next to each other in photos helps keep them calmer, warmer, and content. Props and posing bags help to keep them close together.
Newborn sessions are work, and multiples can add a little bit of a challenge. However, take your time, don’t ever shortcut safety and have fun.