Through The Lens Thursday #50: Pair

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Through The Lens Thursday is a one-year photography project, where every week, my project partner, Greta of GFunkified and I, will post a picture (or pictures) we have taken based on a prompt. Our hope is that together, we can teach and learn from each other, stay accountable to our goal of improving our skills, and hopefully, be taking some gorgeous photographs. 

A photography project

This week’s prompt is ‘Pair’.

Pair - Twins

When Greta and I set out to do this photography challenge and were setting prompts, I was not pregnant. I was months away from finding that out, and far from birthing twins. 

Pair as a prompt is a gift. Because this prompt is the easiest

Pair - Twins 4

The twins are nearly three months old! Can you believe it?

Pair - Twins 1

They both love to be held and cuddled. One likes it a little more than the other. 

One sleeps with her hands above her head. The other with his hands straight down his sides.

If one cries, the other does too. Before they were born, I remember thinking, if one wakes up, the other will soothe him or her back to sleep.


It’s the OPPOSITE.

Just like they are. They are totally different. Not just because of the boy/ girl difference. He is clingier. She’s more chilled out. He’s frowny. She’s smilier. He’s a cuddler. She’s not (not yet, anyway). She has spiky hair. He has no hair. 

Pair - Twins 2

They are both growing and thriving. They both love their big brothers, and are loved right back. They are both my favorite, despite my husband’s assertion that I have one favorite (I promise, I don’t!).

Some days, I look at this pair and can’t believe they’re mine. 

Next week’s prompt is ‘Loud’.

For the full list of prompts, check out my Through The Lens Thursday page. If you’d like to join Greta and I, but not necessarily blog your picture, join our Flickr group, where we upload our photos, and give comments, or helpful critique on each other’s photographs.

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • December 11, 2014 Allie

    AHHHH!!! When I saw the prompt I couldn’t click fast enough! They look so BIG! When did that happen??? They are just too much. Twins are such a gift and you will be amazed by them from here on out πŸ™‚ Enjoy the ride mama!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      3 months old today (December 14)! I look back on their photos from 2 months ago and they were TEENY.

  • December 11, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Absolutely perfect way to answer this week’s challenge and seriously Alison they are adorable. By the way, I can’t believe they are 3 months either!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      I know, time really passes by so QUICKLY. Sigh.

  • December 11, 2014 K. Renae P.

    This is the perfect, most adorable response to the prompt.

    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • December 11, 2014 Rudri Bhatt Patel

    Aww, so adorable. What a wonderful start to my day!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad, Rudri. πŸ™‚

  • December 11, 2014 Greta

    Hello, perfect prompt for Alison!! I adore them both so much. Those expressions are THE BEST! Aunt Greta loves you! Smooooooch.
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      I know, I saw this a couple of weeks ago, and was like, yay! And thank you, they love Aunt Greta too!

  • December 11, 2014 Linda Roy

    So so sweet. What a beautiful pair!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Thanks, Linda!

  • December 12, 2014 Jennie Goutet

    He looks so handsome in that French polo! πŸ˜‰ I knew what kind of pair you would be photographing today. They are just so squishy and loveable.
    Jennie Goutet recently wrote…Elves and a PairMy Profile

    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Thanks Auntie Jennie for the gorgeous shirt!

  • December 12, 2014 Bev

    What, they’re already almost 3 months?! How did that happen! They are getting so big, and so stinking cute. I can’t stand it! I just want to reach through the screen and snuggle them.
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      They are snuggly! I know, where did the time go?

  • December 12, 2014 Tamara

    ha! Which one does your husband think is your favorite?

    And no, I can’t believe they’re three-months-old. What a perfect prompt and perfect subjects.
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Hah! I can’t (won’t) say. πŸ˜‰

  • December 12, 2014 Rorybore

    oh sure yeah — way to cheat at the prompt!! made your very own Pair!! LOL
    but what a perfect little pair they are – even if they are different in so many ways. they are both big time adorable pair!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Hah! I know, right? LOL

  • December 12, 2014 Clare

    Oh those twins have grown so much! I love the photo of your little guy yawning and his sister looking less than impressed! A glimpse into the future….
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Hah, yeah, their expressions are always awesome.

  • December 12, 2014 Kerstin

    They are a perfect pair! Love their expressions and just everything else about them πŸ™‚
    Also: next week’s prompt “loud” should be no problem with 4 kids in the house, yes?
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Hah, yeah! I have TOO many choices for next week’s prompt.

  • December 12, 2014 Elaine A.

    So for next week you can just post a photo of them crying, right? Oh I tease! (You KNOW I tease!!) πŸ˜‰

    That is THE most precious PAIR!!! I love how he’s all giving us the stink-eye in that first shot!

    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      How did you KNOW?? πŸ™‚
      Aren’t their expressions awesome?

  • December 12, 2014 Christy

    They’re adorable and I’m sure it’s hard to believe they’re yours sometimes. Isn’t it amazing to think about all the things we don’t believe we can do, until we’re actually *doing* them?
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      I know what you mean, Christy!I do look at them and think, oh my gosh, they’re mine!

  • December 12, 2014 The Bride

    What twinny cuteness! I have a sneaking suspicion which one your alleged favourite is πŸ˜‰

    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      And I will never admit it. πŸ™‚

  • December 13, 2014 Tove

    I was looking forward to your post this week – secretly hoping for baby pictures! Thanks for coming through. They are SO cute!!!
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    • December 14, 2014 Alison

      Thanks Tove! It was a mo-brainer really.

  • December 15, 2014 My Inner Chick

    my heart just performed a flip and a somersault!
    Those little dolls!
    SMILING πŸ™‚ in Duluth. xxx
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    • December 15, 2014 Alison

      Glad to make you smile, Kim!

  • Oh so lovely!!
    Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes recently wrote…DIY SnowballsMy Profile

    • December 16, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Tinne!

  • December 17, 2014 Maureen

    They are the cutest pair I have ever seen! πŸ˜€ I could just eat them!
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  • December 18, 2014 Kimberly

    And what a perfect pair they are. I can’t believe it’s been over 3 months now. Time is cruel!
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  • December 19, 2014 Natalie

    And such a cute pair at that! πŸ™‚
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