This week in pictures: The one with the newborn twins!

Oops, has it really been a week since I’ve put up a new blog post? That has to be a new record for me. Sorry about that, I’ve been knocked on my keister by a cold and a migraine and kindergarten registrations and the preparations for birthday season, which begins here this weekend.

I did still manage to keep taking pictures, though! The absolute highlight of my week was spending some time with the kind and talented Ottawa photographer Christine Denis, assisting while she took portraits of these nine-day-old twin boys. *melt*


Isn’t it almost enough to make you want to have more babies? They were so calm and docile and delicious, and I learned so much about newborn posing and portraiture from Christine. Wow, is it ever a lot of work, but oh my goodness, how adorable is this?

Babes in arms

I’ve got a few more I hope to share later in the week, but I think those were my two favourites from the session. From warm and fresh to old and cold — I was delighted to find what I think is a pretty unique view of the Peace Tower when I was out on a walk downtown. This is the ruins of the former carbide mill on Victoria Island, build in 1892 by Thomas “Carbide” Wilson. I noticed the windows and shifted my perspective back and forth a bit (“zoomed with my feet” as they say) until I had the Peace Tower lined up in one of the windows.

Peace tower through the Carbide Mill ruins on Victoria Island

We visited friends who foster reptiles on the weekend, and they introduced us to Edgar, the Florida King Snake. Tristan, Lucas and I thought he was pretty cool, but Beloved feels about snakes pretty much the same way Indiana Jones does. (“Snakes? Why does it have to be snakes?”)

Snakes are cool

The rest of the week was all-iPhone, all the time. You know I love my vintage typewriter, and I finally got a Hipstamatic print of it that I like.

Vintage typewriter Hipstalove

This was one of the days I was home sick. It was literally the easiest shot I could compose, short of lying on the couch and shooting a picture of the ceiling. Lucas draws at least half a dozen or so pictures each day, lately almost always of characters from Club Penguin (which he is not, ironically, allowed to play.)


I’ve had these silk daisies as a centrepiece on the table for nearly a year and taken quite a few pictures of them, but never any I liked enough to keep and none that capture what I like about the colours and the glass vase and the bits of sea glass in the bottom of it. The late-afternoon light was hitting it just right, though, and I’m really happy with how this one came out.

Hipstaflowers in primary colours

And finally, a shot from the snowy, blustery drive home yesterday. I don’t know why I am so fascinated with rural mailboxes, but I am. Maybe I was a country girl in a former life? I called this one “mailbox minimalism”. I don’t ordinarily like the dark frame film on Hipstamatic but I think it works well for this one.

Mailbox minimalism

I promise to be a little more diligent about getting you some fresh content for next week!

Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

4 thoughts on “This week in pictures: The one with the newborn twins!”

  1. Oh my goodness! Christine was our newborn photographer. She’s incredibly gifted and I learned so much about shooting babies while she took our photographs. She’s really quite gifted and talented and it’s from her that I realized how much skill is involved as you have to be able to work with the babies. You can see our shoot in her blog, back in April 2011, I think it’s called sweet baby A.

  2. Love the baby photos!!! Simply gorgeous – both the photography and the babes. Glad you enjoyed yourself and I hope you’re feeling better this weekend!!!

    Captcha: same ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gus&Otto, I finally had a chance to go back to Christine’s blog to search out the Sweet Baby A portraits. Oh my goodness, she’s so lovely! How precious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh thanks Ladies!! And thanks so much for your help Dani! Definitely needed the fourth hand for these guys, even if they slept so well! Love your shots! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I’ll get to mine soon… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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