Neil Patrick Harris Photographs His Twins in Silly Costumes

06/10/2011 at 10:35 AM ET
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If Neil Patrick Harris ever wants to take a break from acting, he might just have a shot at a career in photography.

The dad of twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace, 8 months, has taken a liking to setting up adorable – and festive! – photo shoots with his little ones that correspond to monthly holidays.

“We take pictures of them sometimes,” Patrick, 37, who is hosting Sunday’s Tony Awards, said on Thursday’s The Late Show with David Letterman, as a snapshot of the twins looking lucky for St. Patrick’s Day flashed on the screen.

“We go to Party City and get all the great stuff.”

In the picture, the twins donned matching green leprechaun hats – baby girl Harper even holds a prop beer glass – for the St. Patrick’s Day-themed shoot. For April, Harris and his longtime partner David Burtka played up an Easter classic – fuzzy, floppy bunny ears.

The precious pictures continued in May, when the twins got silly for Cinco de Mayo with a mini sombrero (Gideon) and, in an apparent homage to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, a costume unibrow (Harper).

“We do one a month,” he said. “We’re doing a calendar, so that when they’re older, we can humiliate them and embarrass them.”

– Alison Schwartz

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Amy in Oregon on

That is hilarious! Those babies are absolutely gorgeous!

Solene on

Hilarious! Adorable babies, I love the pictures, and Neil is such a funny guy!

klutzy_girl on

I love the Burtka-Harris family so much! LOL at Gideon and Harper’s monthly “photoshoots”.

Neil and David are adorable together. One of my favorite celeb families!

beth on

LOVE NPH, the whole story reminds me of Cameron’s photoshoots with Lily on Modern Family.

shannon on

That Cinco de Mayo photo killed me, it’s so funny!

MariBy on

Cute babies, cute idea!

A great family :D

mommytoane on

I LOVE IT!! The calendars would be perfect for friends and family!!

CUTE kids…cuter dads. :P

Sarah S. on

Frida Kahlo look…LOL!!

LisaS on

OMG, the Cinco de Mayo one is hilarious. Neil and David seem like such fun parents, and those babies are adorable.

Crystal on

Hilarious!!! Adorable babies!!! God Bless them!!! :)

Staci on

That’s so funny, but soo adorable. I love NPH!

Jen on

So cute!! Hilarious. I think the babies look a lot like David.

SarahJane on

I love NPH. Those babies are ADORABLE! It’s such a great idea to take pictures like that.

Diane on

Oh my God, what beautiful babies and how fortunate they are to be so loved by parents with such a wonderful sense of humor, one of the greatest gifts in life. Congratulations to the lucky family.

Jen DC on

OMGosh. Can’t stand how cute it is. The Cinco de Mayo is definitely the best, and Harper’s grin is sooo big and they are both so chunky. Lucky babies, lucky daddies.

Ali on

It’s probably a dumb question but is it possible that both twins are David’s biologically? Harper DEFINITELY looks more like David and I see him in Gideon too! So funny! They are soooooooooooo cute!! I love those chubby cheeks!

BabyBlogAddict on

That picture is adorable!

Em on

“You know that babies are more than party props.”
“Are they?”

hahahaha. That was funny. Happy family indeed.

St Patrick’s day picture is probably my favourite. Cinco de Maio is certaintly hiiiilarious.

@Ali
They said in interviews that one baby is David’s and the other is Neil’s. My guess is that Harper is David’s and Harper is Neil’s.

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