Are They Twins?

Posted on 20. May, 2009 by in Children, Portraits

“Are they twins?” It’s the first question I’ve heard from every person I’ve shown these girl’s portrait to. At first glance there is a split second of uncertainty. They both have beautiful long brown hair, matching porcelain skin, and gorgeous eyes. I guess I have an advantage because I was there for their actual session and saw how very different they look in person. While it’s absolutely undeniable that these two are sisters, it’s also unbelievable how different their┬ápersonalities are.Taber4707

I knew we were doing black and whites, and I hadn’t met the girls before. They told me they were fans of Kings of Leon and I knew it was going to be a great session, but equally enjoyable because we were going to be listening to my favorite band. We got warmed up with some shots standing side by side, but what the fun part is when we tell siblings “it’s time to get close” or my personal favorite, “act like you like or maybe even love each other.”
This reminds me somewhat of how my sister and my sessions were when we were kids, only the portraits weren’t near as good and some how my mom had a superb knack for finding not only matching outfits for us (we’re 6 years apart) but the most heinous atrociously tacky matching outfits. I don’t care how many times she says it I will never believe Day Glow was really that “in”.
Okay, Okay, enough traumatic memories.
Back to the session. We were completely done, and I’m finding more and more when Brad says “done”, he uses that word very loosely. We wanted to make them uncomfortably close for just a few more minutes so we could try some of our old school Hollywood glamour lighting. I’m so glad we did, and I’m glad they tolerated all the tucking and clipping of clothes and pauses for a hair touch up because these are AMAZING. Had to share with all of you!

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