A photography session for a set of newborn Christchurch triplets has been seen and adored by over four million people worldwide this past weekend. What makes these triplets even more special is their soft fuzz of red hair.
Christchurch photographer, Cassandra English, from Hazel&Cass, took the photos when the redhead triplets were just 31 days old and shared them with photographer colleagues and in New Zealand parents’ groups, and the feedback was instant.
This kind of session is a rare occurrence in New Zealand’s newborn photography community, so once Cassandra knew these triplets were booked into her studio, she wanted to document it.
“I have never had a session get this much attention, but I am not surprised. The triplets were three stunning little redheads after all,” Cassandra says.
Macy, Toby and Sadie, the first set of triplets born in Canterbury this year, were absolutely perfect throughout the shoot, and even their tiny wee smiles were captured in a moment of magic.
Newborn photography is not just about taking photos. It’s about building trust with the babies and having a gentle, very hands-on approach.
Cassandra says that standout newborn portraiture takes patience, attention to detail, and creativity. The session took a total of 3.5 hours and included a very hot room, two assistants, and lots of white noise so that the babies were reminded of being in their mom’s tummy.
“Keeping the triplets cuddled up together was key. Once separated they started to stir, but once they were all together they were instantly settled and very happy. I wanted to create images for their family that were timeless, and images that would be passed down for generations to come. Who knows, maybe one day these triplets will have these photos hanging in their own babies nursery one day,” Cassandra says.