Doubly Delightful: Dad Lovingly Captures Precious Twin Girls on Film (PHOTOS)


Everyone is human, of course, but does anyone out there think twins aren’t just a little more fascinating than other humans? Who doesn’t want to stare endlessly when they see identical twins (or, if you’re lucky enough to spot them, triplets)? Their resemblances are other-worldly — especially when they’re little and so sweetly alike? It’s just that much more captivating.

When Geoff Black‘s wife was pregnant with their twin girls Jamisen and Jacksen, he was determined to do better than the point-and-shoot pictures their friends had of their own kids.

“We’re buying a real camera and I’m gonna figure out how to use it,” he said to his wife, according to My Modern Met. “I bought a Nikon D90 when she was seven months pregnant. I knew nothing about photography and was in for a very steep learning curve. Fourteen cameras later, and here I am. ”

Where he is is actually scores of intimate and sweet pictures deep of his beautiful little girls, from birth to the preschool years. Instead of going digital, though, he goes old-school and uses actual film. So without having the luxury of the same kind of trial and error you have when you’re not paying for each frame, Black exercises patience when shooting his girls. And the occasional jelly-bean bribe doesn’t hurt, either.

His goal, he told My Modern Met, is to show their characters within the reality of our daily lives without it being mundane.”

The result is doubly delightful. Take a look at some of his shots:

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    Photos by doting dad, Geoff Black

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    "Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child."

    — Barbara Alpert

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    "Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be."
    — Toni Morrison

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    "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other." 

    — Carol Saline

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    "Sisters share the scent and smells - the feel of a common childhood." 

    — Pam Brown

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    "You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you..."
    ― George R.R. Martin

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    "A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double."

    — Toni Morrison

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    "Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other."
    ― Carol Saline

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    "Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister."

    — Alice Walker

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    "You can kid the world, but not your sister."
    ― Charlotte Gray

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    "A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added."

    — Chris Montaigne

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    "We acquire friends and we make enemies, but our sisters come with the territory."

    — Evelyn Loeb

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    "Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer."

    — Louise Glück

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    "The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend."

    — Cali Rae Turner

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    "A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life."

    — Isadora James

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    "And I felt closer to you. Because you knew me so much better than I'd realized - and still loved me."
    ― Rosamund Lupton

All photos used with permission from Geoff Black

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