I’ve known this wonderful family for 26 years. Margot and I met in the seventh grade and quickly became great friends. She was the oldest of 4 and the entire family welcomed me into their circle immediately. Warm, loving and always with a quick with a laugh - I adore this family. They’ve grown to include two granddaughters who are equally wonderful. The strength and backbone of all this love comes from their mother, Paula. A second mother to me during our teenage years - a time I hope we can all look back upon with a sense of humor.
I love this family and these portraits! Lauren, the second oldest, helped organize. Paula asked her daughters to come as they are - she acknowledges and embraces their individuality - important in a family full of independent women. These women share a deep connection and strong sense of family. Paula, together with her daughters and granddaughters, brought a wonderful and accepting energy. A formal(ish) portrait like this works best with adults. Expecting little ones to stand and look with precision in unrealistic - as you can see from the hilarious outtakes.
Want to bring your mother or daughter or sister into the studio to capture this time? Thinking about cherishing a portrait of your loved ones? Let me know, and I’ll put you on the calendar.