James & Alexander’s family hold a special place in my heart. I followed their journey of 7 weeks hospitalized bedrest all the way through birth, NICU, homecoming, and as newborns. If you missed that back story, stop right now, and go see. Trust me, its worth it. HERE is their birth and homecoming. HERE is their newborn session. Then come back.
If you have ever wondered what life is like with twins, here’s a peek! When their parents called me to say they were moving out of country and wanted one last session together, I just couldn’t wait to see them again. With boxes around them as they say goodbye to this country and this chapter in their lives, I spent two hours with just documenting the end of their South African journey.
This is a Day In The Life session. There’s some posing and gentle directing, but basically its me following them around and capturing what life is like right now. Only unlike selfie cell phone shots, the parents are actually in the photos and kids can look back at their interaction, that “flat we used to live in” and life in 2014. And of course, its not complete without some family portraits.
I commend their parents for surviving the first year with twins, I am sure daunting at times. There’s so much joy in their home, they have embraced the crazy wonderful that two little boys brings. Here James & Alex are 10 months old. I thought it would be fun to reflect on the before and afters, what a difference a year makes. So I’ve included some side by sides of their newborn session. Those are pretty wild.
Be sure to also catch some behind the scenes at the end of the post. Also from then & now.
Day In The Life Sessions are exclusive for my clients as I have an ongoing relationship with them. I believe it takes a certain level of trust and report to photograph a family this intimately. I so thank James & Alex’s parents for their trust and they will be missed!