This beautiful photo has been making rounds on the internet—but wait till you hear the real story

March 5, 2018 9:40 am Last Updated: March 7, 2018 9:41 am

This wonderful photo has been all over the Internet lately. It truly captures the loving connection between twin toddlers and their beautiful new set of twin sisters.

A photographer named Juliet Cannici captured this adorable shot of her first set of twins welcoming in the second. What a beautiful moment! ❤️ (Credit: Facebook/West on Jade Photography) #9Today

Posted by TODAY on Friday, February 17, 2017

Some have wondered why both pairs of twins are naked in the picture. After all, it’s not unusual for newborns to appear without clothing in photos like this, but toddlers are another story.

While some have assumed this is an artistic choice, the real story behind it is far sillier.

Apparently it's time to get them a bike…

Posted by Nikki And Juliet Cannici on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

When photographer Juliet Cannici welcomed a second set of twins named Gia and Gemma into her family, she wanted to capture the moment by taking photos of them with their older siblings, Nico and Siena.

Initially, she had planned for her toddlers to wear fancy outfits rented from a local boutique, but Nico and Siena hated the clothes, which unfortunately came through clearly in the photos.

Posted by Nikki And Juliet Cannici on Monday, July 18, 2016

“I was so set on capturing Nico and Siena holding the babies in the outfits I had rented. Nico and Siena were SO bored with me, the photos looked terrible. The babies just sagged lower and lower until they were practically on the ground instead of in their arms,” Cannici told PopSugar.

“You should’ve heard me and my bribery tactics: ‘Do you want M&Ms? Jelly beans! I’ll give you four jelly beans each! What do you mean you don’t like jelly beans? They are your favorite!’ It was not my finest parenting moment.”

Disappointed, Cannici decided to give her kids a break, hoping they’d have an easier time with the shoot after a bit of playtime. She took off their clothes so they could run around happily and comfortably.


Posted by Nikki And Juliet Cannici on Thursday, March 9, 2017

When it was time to shoot again, the toddlers got into position, laying on the ground, each of them holding a baby in one hand while high-fiving with the other hand. It was the perfect shot, except they still weren’t clothed!

Still, Cannici ran with it. She told her kids to “act goofy” to get the big beautiful smiles she was looking for.

Now that photo has been shared across multiple websites. The TODAY post alone has over 16,000 reactions! It just goes to show that sometimes things don’t go according to plan.

In this case, it seems the Cannici family is better for it!