My twin girls are going to be 9 in January, so they were born before Facebook really took off and before Newborn photography was popular. Every single time I do a newborn session, I get a little sad that I didn’t do a session with a newborn photographer for my girls. Honestly, it probably would’ve been a disastrous scream-fest (they were not easy babies), but I still wish I would’ve done it. Even one great picture would’ve been worth it. But, I had no clue that newborn photography was a thing. I had no clue you could hire a photographer to come to your home and spend three hours getting beautiful pictures of your babies.
I told my girls once that I should just take newborn photos of them now since I didn’t have any from when they were born. They thought that was just about the funniest idea ever, so about a week ago, when I asked them to help me test out some studio lighting set-ups, they decided it was newborn photo time! There was a lot of giggling involved and honestly, during the process, I often thought that actual babies would’ve been easier than two goofy 8-year-olds that had a hard time not laughing during their pictures! But, it was super fun, and honestly, I seriously love some of these pictures. They are corny and ridiculous and I love them. They may not end up a giant canvas in my house, but I still am glad I have them.