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Have you ever had the pleasure of photographing a set of fraternal twins? It’s such a fun experience. It’s easy to tell that these two are siblings, but it’s also very obvious that they are quite different from one another in many ways too. I recently had the opportunity to photograph this brother and sister pair, and it was a study in contrasts. A talented baseball player who plays catcher for his team, and a beautiful dancer who does it all from ballet to jazz to tap.

The boy is a catcher on his baseball team, so we decided it would be fun to take his pictures at one of the many beautiful baseball fields here in Allen. After considering jumping some fences, we finally found a field that we were able to access. I was so glad jumping the fence wasn’t necessary… The weather was hot and muggy, but baseball players are used to that, and since we wanted authentic baseball pictures, this hot, muggy day was perfect.

It was so fun to have the field all to ourselves to take pictures anywhere on the field. I used my experience shooting sports photography to capture the perfect shot of him sliding in to second base and home plate as well as catching the baseballs in his catcher’s gear that his mom pitched to him.

It was so nice taking these pictures, because I didn’t have to worry about getting hit with a stray baseball or a bat. This was much easier than standing on the field during a real game trying to get the perfect action shots, while also trying not to get hit by a foul ball!

The girl is a very talented (and busy) dancer. She was dressed up in full dance costumes and make up, and much like her brother’s pictures, we were not trying to get action shots of her dancing during one of her performances. Instead, we had a beautiful location for her to twirl and pose without the worry of another dancer getting in the way. We took her pictures at a gorgeous park down in Dallas, and since we have done pictures together many times, it was fun to think of new poses and fun things to do for her pictures. It was so much fun.

It was fascinating to see the contrast in their personalities and styles. But as a photographer, I feel we were able to capture both perfectly. Breaking them up into two separate sessions allowed us to focus on one sport and one child at a time. I think this made all the difference.

As I watched these twins in action doing their thing, I couldn’t help but think about the power of photography to freeze time. I know my own kids get tired of me taking pictures at their dance recitals, volleyball games, baseball games, and all other school events, but I know these moments will be cherished forever.

I love that the twins’ mom schedules these pictures for them each year. This is something they have been doing since the twins were little. What a precious keepsake she is creating for them. And it is fun for me to see how much they change and grow in between our sessions. I wonder…will they still be doing dance and baseball next year? Or as they grow, will their interests change? I’ll let you know next summer when, hopefully, we will be taking another round of pictures.

If you’re looking for a photographer who can capture the essence of your family, your athlete, or your high school senior, look no further. I’m here to help you create lasting memories that will stand the test of time. As always, you can find me over at Paula Mason Photography.

Until next time…

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