Your Manhattan, KS Newborn photographer
meets Quinn, Etta, and Redding

These sweet triplets spent 54 days in the NICU after they were born at 29 weeks and 2 days gestation.

triplets

Etta was the biggest of the three, weighing in at 3lb 7oz. 
Redding and Quinn are identical twins who weighed 3lb 2oz and 2lbs respectively. Two months later and they are each still under 7lbs!

babies in a basket

When I was asked to photograph newborn triplets, I jumped at the opportunity! As the day of the session neared, I decided to take some time to look into special poses for newborn triplets, but I didn’t expect to do much in the way of posing since these little ones were 2 months old
despite being just barely 40 weeks gestation.

triplet love

The morning of their pictures, one of my birth clients let me know she was in early labor. Things were going slowly enough and the hospital was close enough, that I went ahead with my plans. I did start getting a touch nervous, though.
What was I about to walk into?
When I arrive at a newborn session, I never know what to expect,
but I assumed this would be three times the uncertainty.

Would you believe all three of them were asleep when I got there???

baby feet

Ahhhhh! Just look at all of these tiny toes!

baby toes

 

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Oh, and that’s Redding up there. He was pretty mellow, but he was awake for most of these pictures. 
Getting shots with all three babies looking asleep was a bit tricky.

Redding Etta

Hey there, little guy!

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The triplets started to get a bit fussy at this point, which ended up working out just fine because I got called into a birth that was suddenly progressing very quickly a short drive away.

We scheduled another hour’s worth of pictures for that weekend when big brother would also be home! I’m so glad it worked out that way!

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The babies certainly had their fussy moments. There was this awesome trick that Mom and Dad kept using that they learned in the NICU.
We did the pacifier pull for a lot of these shots, but the real secret was in the sugar. They were given these little plastic dispensers with sucrose in them.
A couple drops in babies mouth and it was like magic! They just fell right to sleep! Now, why those aren’t given to every Mom and Dad is beyond me, 
but I need to get my hands on some of that sweetness.

Quinn, Etta, Redding triplets with sibling proud brother

Pretty much everything we had done up to this point was more posed than I’m used to for a lifestyle session, so we decided to move into the bedroom
for some more laid back captures.

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Hands full and hearts fuller, wouldn’t you say?

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This is how I picture myself if I had triplets!

mom of triplets

Congratulations to this beautiful family!

family with triplets

Don’t forget that when you book your newborn session at the same time as your maternity photos, you get a discount on your session fee!