5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer

So, you took a test and found out you were pregnant! Yay! Let the preparations begin. You finally make it to the 20-week mark where you get to find out the gender. Will you be painting the nursery pink or blue? You go in and find out it’s…BOTH! This family was surprised with boy, girl twins! 

I couldn’t wait to get them into the studio – I love photographing twins so much! After making their grand debut into the world, Isabella and Alexander visited my studio at just ten days old. And they couldn’t have been more perfect.

You would be amazed at how many twin sessions I do. As you might imagine, photographing twins requires a little more balancing and flexibility than a single newborn session, but it’s a fun challenge to have! That being said, here are a few of my favorite twin poses, as demonstrated by Isabella and Alexander (who were adorable models, by the way):

  1. Fun Theme

No matter if it’s a single newborn session or twins, newborns look so cute dressed up as animals, or sailors, flowers…just about anything! They usually sleep through most of the session, so it’s fun to put together some whimsical sets to display in their nursery or on birth announcements. For this one, we incorporated a rainbow tree, colorful flower boxes, a stork, a winter theme, and a teddy bear.

5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer
5 Adorable Newborn Twin Poses | Washington DC Newborn Photographer


  1. Side-by-Side Swaddle

Twins have a special bond, and it’s sweet to showcase it during infancy by documenting them snoozing side-by-side. I like to use two different colored swaddling blankets because they are still two distinct little babies. 

  1. Heart

What’s sweeter than a baby sleeping inside a heart basket? TWO babies snuggling inside a heart basket! This is one of my absolute favorites!

  1. Snuggling

Twins naturally seek each other out. After sharing very close quarters for about nine months, it’s hard to separate them. It melts my heart the way they turn in toward one another, and I always take advantage of the moment when it happens. Isabella and Alexander gave me a couple perfect shots!

  1. Family

The classic black and white family shot is a must-have. Mom and Dad put their foreheads together while the babies rest on their arms in between for a stunning silhouette shot.

  1. Individuals

Even though they’re born at the same time, these little bundles of joy are still two unique individuals, and I like to capture them as such. So, both Alexander and Isabella got their own time in the spotlight. She had some gorgeous floral portraits, and he had the cutest bedtime photo, complete with a little nightcap.

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