It’s been a little while since I last got together to photograph the adorable Poole twins, Mea and Parish. Since they were born, we’ve been getting together every other year to document the way they’ve changed and grown.

Fraternal twins stand in an alleyway for Secret Photography Spots

How We Met

The first time I photographed this photogenic duo, they were brand new and I fell completely in love. They were the first set of newborn twins I had the privilege of photographing. So not only are they a joy to work with, they’re a special memory of mine! When we get together, I’m always amazed at how much they’ve changed. As far as twins go, they couldn’t look more different–but you can always see just how much they love each other.

Young boy, leaning against a porch railing for Secret Photography Spots

The Session

This year, we got together at my home where we took photos in my yard, on the porch, and in the alley. The twins had been sick on the original day we planned for the shoot. So we rescheduled for a weekday after school. Luckily, the weather was gorgeous and the kids were both in great spirits. I had a wonderful time showing them all my new “secret” photography spots, which were different than the last time we got together. It was funny, because though I know the public alleyway looks a bit unkempt, it always performs well in photos. Reassured mom that she’d be pleasantly surprised with how they turned out, and I wasn’t wrong! When she saw the images, she said, “I LOVE them. Wow –you’re not kidding. Your alley photographs very well.” That it certainly does. 😉

A young girl stands by a brick wall in Washington DC for Secret Photography Spots

The Selection

The photos the family selected are going to be used as holiday gifts and cards, going out to friends and family this year.

Fraternal twins stand in an alleyway for Secret Photography Spots

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!