I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love photoshoots with sisters. This one with twins Catie and Lauren was no different. We had originally scheduled this for the winter but ended up rescheduling it to one of those unusual days in early spring when the weather was actually cooperating and it felt like early summer.
It sounds odd but there is almost a rhythm that twins/triplets have with each other. It’s not something I can place my finger on but it’s a give and take that is almost rhythmical. I experienced it with Bri and Johnna last year also. I find it fascinating. There’s a comfort level between them that makes the entire shoot extremely calm.
Wistfully, their mom had said they had their portraits when they were babies and now as seniors before they’re off to college this coming fall to 2 different schools.
All it took was a few American flags, a wide open field and a sun-kissed summer evening to get our photoshoot underway. From all of “my” freespirits to yours… have a happy Fourth of July!
Go to my Youtube channel to see the video from this photoshoot. Happy Fourth!
I think if I gave you three guesses to name the sport that Becky is involved in you probably wouldn’t even come close. When I first heard her say it in casual conversation I asked her to repeat it because I thought she was kidding me. It was during hair and makeup. The music was playing and we’re (Michelle/hair and makeup artist, Taylor/my assistant, Becky and I) are chatting. It was Michelle who asked Becky if she’s involved in any sports or clubs. Ready for a guess?…It’s not gymnastics, soccer or volleyball. It also is not track, swimming or skiing. RUGBY!! Yes, rugby. I don’t know a whole lot about rugby but I didn’t even think girls played that sport! Becky is a beautiful blonde with a huge personality. She’s excited for everything and anything. Really. I could tell her we’re going to sit in the mud and she would say I’m sooooo excited! So maybe that’s the personality of a rugby player, I don’t know, but I’ll take it any day of the week.
My fall calendar is open and September is almost full. Get in touch to book a photoshoot.
There’s the phrase a ray of sunshine, well Victoria is far more than that. A ray is far too underwhelming. I’d say a bucket full of sunshine is more accurate to describe her. Anything I asked she’d respond in this sing-songy way, Okaaaay.
At the beginning of a photoshoot it sometimes takes a few minutes for the girls to warm up and get relaxed in front of the camera. Not this one! It may be because of her theatre background but I’m more inclined to think it’s ingrained in her DNA. That’s just who she is, easy, breezy, happy and so much fun to be around. She’s off to USC this fall and I can assure her future room mate that she’s hit the lottery with Victoria!
I love, love, love this image directly above! It’s so rare to capture a teen girl like this and for it to be exactly who she is. Keep on shining Victoria! To see Victoria’s close friends’ also had photoshoots with me take a look here and here.
Can I tell you a secret? This has never happened before but it almost did. Let me start from the beginning. Bailey’s mom was referred to me by a client. She called to book a photoshoot for Bailey, her daughter and was on board from the moment I spoke with her. We set a photoshoot date and then during Bailey’s styling appointment I asked her if she was excited.
No. Not really. I don’t like having my picture taken.
Well that was a surprise but I really did think we had gotten to the point where she was at least looking forward to it, a little. And here’s the secret… on their way to the photoshoot Bailey was on the verge of asking her mom to turn around and go back home! Bailey told me this as she was getting her hair and makeup done. Yikes! Now I’m thinking this is going to be a tough one when actually it was the exact opposite. Bailey is as sweet as they come, self-assured and grounded. She just isn’t comfortable in front of a camera (not that unusual). She relaxed right into it.
Of course, I had to ask if she felt any differently after the shoot. Not so much. Here’s how I feel about this. You may not be comfortable in front of a camera and it may be the last thing you want to do BUT
you need to exist in pictures,
for the ones who love you and for the ones who you will love in the future.
Thank you Bailey, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me enough to photograph you even though it made you feel uncomfortable.
P.S. You rocked it!
Happy Spring! I think it’s finally here in northern NJ. It was a long wait and apparently my Paige P. Senior Model Reps had cabin fever:) They saw a brook and the shoes came off. I set them loose on a playground and, well you can see the results. I couldn’t get them off the swings until I pointed out the monkey bars. Not even kidding. It’s going to be a very good year with these girls and this isn’t even half of them. So. Much. Fun! Get outside and play.
I have a few openings left for this summer. Give me a call to book a summer photoshoot while you can.