One thing we have learned over the past 9 years of photographing babies, every baby is different. We mentor rising photographers and I guide them through the process of photographing babies. Some babies love to be swaddled, other love to be bare, so love bonnets, others not so much ... each baby has completely different likes and dislikes.
Usually when I photograph twins, even if identical, you will see the individual personalities of each baby. One may be sleepy while the other is wide awake. One may like props, one not so much. The important thing with babies is to let them lead the way. I always have a plan for every portrait session, but I learned long ago when working with babies and children, that often the plan has to adapt to the individual baby or child.
This sweet baby girl is the perfect example of adaptation. My plan was a lacey swaddle with this textured bonnet. She cuddled up so sweetly in the swaddle and all she really wanted was her little hand out of the swaddle and near her face, so we let her have her way and it made for the sweetest capture.