The rules are simple. Just leave your home the way it is (I’m not a guest that you should clean up for), wear clothes that you would normally wear at home. Only do your hair if it’s what you do on a daily basis. Have fun with your family and be yourself. This should be the easiest, least stressful (and probably the most enjoyable) photo session ever.
We are close friends with this family (my kids were playing downstairs). We have seen each other through many highs and lows in life. The good, the bad, the ugly and the uncertain. Having a second child was a tough decision for this family. You can imagine their surprise when they found out that they were actually going to have identical twin boys. Yes, life usually looks different than we think it will. We don’t think about how hard things will be, how stretched we’ll feel and the exhaustion we’ll experience. But we also can’t imagine how full of gratitude our hearts can be. We can’t imagine the gift that we can find in our family and the joy that they can fill us with. Sometimes we’re too tired to really see it, to truly feel it. The baby years can be rough, especially when they’re x2. But life is beautiful (at least the way I see it from behind my camera), the mess, the dirty feet, the snotty noses, the tired eyes. Yep, all of it. It’s the real deal.
So glad we could make it work and get these moments captured. Crazy how the boys are almost one! You’re doing this whole mom of three thing.