BABY²

Do I really need to explain how stoked I was to shoot twins? 

TWINS! 

 Twin baby girls lying on the bed looking at each other, black and white, Aurora, Colorado

Their mother, Jessie, told me that the girls had just started discovering and interacting with each other. Sometimes one would look at the other as if to say, "Hey wait a minute, you're a tiny person too, hi."

 Twin baby girls lying on the bed and looking at each other, color, Aurora, Colorado

And other times one would look at the other as if to say, "Hey wait a minute, Ima just eat your foot real quick k thx."

First Lucy ate Tessa's foot...

 Baby girl chewing on her twin sister's foot, color, Aurora, Colorado

...and then Tessa returned the favor.

 Baby girl chewing on her twin sister's foot, color, Aurora, Colorado

There was a whole lot of gnawin' goin' on.

Now, having experienced the challenge of caring for an infant, I was curious to see what it was like to care for two at once. While daddy was still sleeping, mom did the only thing a mother of twins could do: adopt a one-in-one-out policy. 

So while one was playing with mom on the couch...

 Mother holds baby girl up in the air and smiles, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Mom plays with baby's feet as baby smiles, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Mommy with baby girl on her lap, color, Aurora, Colorado

...the other waited patiently in the bouncy toy for her turn.

 One baby plays in her bouncy toy as her twin sister sits on her mother's lap on the couch, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Baby girl with big bright eyes opens her mouth wide, color, Aurora, Colorado

But once it was discovered that they were out of coffee, it was decided (okay, mostly by me) that it was time to wake up Dad so he could make a Dunkin' run.

And what's the best way to wake up Daddy? Why, with a pile of infants, of course! 

So, Jessie scooped up the chillins...

...and then we had a baby dog-pile on top of Pa.

 Twin girls pile on daddy in bed, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Baby girls and mommy on bed waking up daddy, color, Aurora, Colorado
 Daddy laying in bed kissing his smiling baby daughter, color, Aurora, Colorado

Soon after daddy went off to fetch the coffee (yay!) it was time for the girls to take a little nap. But no worries, filling in as entertainment for the morning was Rocko Yorko-Way. Loved by many...

 Twin girls letting small dog lick their hands, black and white, Aurora, Colorado

...loathed by others (totally unbeknownst to Rocko).

 Cat lifting its paw to swat at small dog, black and white, Aurora, Colorado

After the girls fell asleep I was thrilled to discover that it was wash-the-dog-in-a-ridiculously-huge-bathtub time. 

 Small dog getting washed in a big bathtub, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Dog getting scrubbed down in a big bathtub, color, Aurora, Colorado
 Dog getting dried off with a bright pink towel, color, Aurora, Colorado
 Dog pulling on bright pink towel, color, Aurora, Colorado
 Little dog wrapped up in a blanket on his owner's lap, looking at camera, color, Aurora, Colorado

Once the girls woke up they spent the rest of the session playing.

With mommy...

 Mother holding her baby girl and looking in the mirror, color, Aurora, Colorado

...daddy...

 Daddy pretending to bit baby's finger and she sticks her fingers in his mouth, color, Aurora, Colorado

...and their cousin/nanny Emily (the most enthusiastic nanny on the planet!) 

 Woman smiles at baby girl, black and white, Aurora, Colorado
 Baby girl chewing on stuffed pink owl, color, Aurora, Colorado

My first twin shoot was just as fun as I'd imagined and I hope it's not the last. Thanks Yorko-Way clan!