Photographing Twins: My Twist on Baby Photography

There are many things I wish I had learned to do earlier in life: cook, sew, study, photograph. I was fortunate to meet a fabulous photographer in my 20s. She taught me many tricks that were easy to master. We took so many awesome selfies, before selfie was even a word. She helped me pick out my first digital camera, a Nikon, similar to her everyday camera. This was pre iPhone of course. Even having a photographer friend, I didn’t take many terrific photos, at least not on purpose. Fast forward to 2012, T and I were in Hawaii, and taking the camera in and out of the case was too tedious for me. That’s when I took this photo with my iPhone:

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It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I was hooked, on Hawaii, and iPhone photography.

Around the time A&L arrived, September 2013, the newest iPhone software allowed for easy, continuous photos with just one touch of the button. Its called burst mode. It’s nearly impossible to get a good newborn or even baby photo on the first try, but using burst mode I can get a good selection. I take A&L’s pic weekly, okay daily, but the weekly ones I use to make a memory collage. The more mobile they become, the more challenging it is to photograph them.

So, where does the Twist
come in, right? Well, a photo shoot can be an absolute mess, but no one looking at my photos has any idea. A&L look like sweet darlings to my Facebook world. The truth is, I’ve twisted your viewpoint, by only showing you my fabulous photos. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to get good photos of your little ones. You just need the tools and patience to twist the scene. My favorite photo apps are:
Diptic (for collages),
Afterlight (for editing),
Instagram (for quick, easy editing),
Colorsplash (for B&W w/ one item being of color)

Edited with Colorsplash:
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This is how my photo shoots mostly look:

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Here’s a twist:

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Looks like they’re so sweet, telling secrets, right?
Well, A was really pulling L’s ear lol:

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Happy Twisting!

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About KB, Twin Mom

T&K--this year we celebrate 8 years of marriage. It took three years of ttc (trying to conceive), but we are now the proud parents to A&L, our g/b twins. A&L turn 4 this fall! Journey to Parenthood (now known as Twin Mom Life) was started to share our story and track our (in)fertility journey as we moved towards parenthood. Now the blog is about life as a twin mom, dealing with endometriosis, my healthy living journey, and life in general.
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