Mother of two pairs of twins does gorgeous photoshoot with them
When Nikki Cannici from Holyoke, Massachussetts, was pregnant for the second time, she and her wife Juliet were overjoyed. They already had two wonderful children, twins Nico and Siena, who were about to turn three.
Married more than 10 years, Nikki and Juliet had the children through artificial insemination and they were excited about their growing family.
When they saw the ultrasound though, they gasped for air: another pair of twins, and this time identical!
When little sisters Gia and Gemma arrived safe and sound at the end of January 2017, it was clear to Juliet, who's a photographer, that she wanted to capture her burgeoning domestic happiness on camera.
When she got the four children together for a photo shoot, after a few false starts something wonderful happened:
"They were perfect and I couldn't have asked for more. They immediately held hands and wrapped the other arm around their baby sisters. I got their big smiles by asking them to 'act goofy' which they recently decided is just a hilarious saying. We will cherish that photo forever," Juliet recounted.
"We went through our whole pregnancy saying, 'I can't believe we are having twins again'... and we still are saying it. Nico and Siena have been so excited for their baby sisters to arrive," she continued. "They spent months snuggled with mama's pregnant belly, talking and singing to the unborn babies. Now that they are here, they are incredibly gentle with them, and love holding and feeding them. It is so amazing to see."
The couple was delighted with the attention the photographs were getting because it highlights what same-sex couples go through to have a family — as well as simply depicting the normalcy and warmth of their marriage.
Raising two sets of twins will surely be a lot of work, but with all the radiant joy you can see in these photographs, it's clear that it will also be a deeply wonderful experience. And these four children are so loved and wanted, which in the end is all that counts.