I first met this family over two years ago when I did the twins' baptism. I also photographed their first birthday party. I met them again last November for a holiday family portrait session and it was great seeing how much they've grown! And now they're super talkative. As soon as I entered the gate Marty (or was it Milo?) asked me for "biskit" and told me "gutom ako." It was so cute.:)
I have to admit this session was a bit challenging. It wasn't easy getting two equally energetic little boys to stay still long enough for a formal shot. I had to shoot really fast, and as I was going through the raw photos after the shoot, I was relieved to see that I actually got a few good posed shots for the family's holiday cards.:D
Here are some of my favorites from the session which was held at the family's lovely new home...
The family--Daddy Marion, Mommy Marose, Milo, and Marty--in front of their beautiful tree.
Before long, the twins had to have their bottle break.
Meanwhile, I took a few shots of their Lola, Marose's mom. I've had a portrait session with her before and she is such an elegant and graceful lady. Always a pleasure to photograph.:)
Marose's mom with her dad--yep, Marose's grandpa and the twins' great-granddad.
A not-so-posed shot. I love the light here though.
Another attempt at some family shots.:) I love the first one, but I think the twins'expressions on the second one are just cute. Hehehe.
We took the shoot to the garden.
They're fraternal twins but they look so alike that I still can't tell them apart (or maybe I'm really just bad at it. Hehehe.). Good thing they never wear identical clothes and I always have to remember which one is which whenever I shoot them so I could call them by their respective names. This one is Marty.
And this is Milo.
I had to take a couple of shots of Marion and Marose.
One of my favorites.:)
We decided to bring out the toys and let the kids play.
I suggested we let them decorate a tree. They brought down the small tree from the second floor of the house. I love these candid photos!:)
Probably my favorite from the session.
Some more formal shots before ending the session.
The kids didn't want to sit still anymore. I just kept shooting and fortunately, I got a couple of useful shots out of the dozens.:D