Friday, November 19, 2010

Meet Jillian & Rachel

Okay, hands down one of my favorite shoots I have ever done.
For sure.

A couple reasons. 

I'll start by saying that these girls were NOT my biggest fan when they showed up to the shoot. They were not too happy one bit about having their picture taken and looked me up and down with skeptical eyes and frowns on their darling little faces.
Well I love a good challenge, so I decided to just can the traditional and do whatever I could to capture these girls exactly as they are. 
I wanted these pictures to breathe THEM and LIFE. I was determined to find their personalities and get them shining.
So I eased back, asked them to play, fight, giggle, run, jump, name it. And they did the rest. 
In fact, I did very little. 
And I think that is why I could not be more happy with the results.

I love taking pictures that tell a story. And I love taking pictures of sisters.
And I think this pair of sisters just hit a soft spot in my heart for me thinking about my own story with my sisters.
Sisters fight and they play.
They may look similar or completely different.
They may like the same things or loathe the other's favorites.
They may have different styles, friends, hobbies.
And they may NOT always get along perfectly.
BUT, suddenly once you're older and all grown up, all those differences sorta just don't matter nearly as much.
And there is NO one you can giggle with as long and as hard as your sisters.
No one that shares the same memories you will forever share.
No one there for you in quite the same way when you need it most.
And no one you love and that loves you back, like a sister.

That is why these girls were so much fun to capture. 

Man oh man, I love my job.

Enjoy, the MANY pictures of these beauties! :)

This is their beautiful Momma, who we were lucky enough to sneak in for a couple shots.

The End.


Zane and Lexi said...

Great shots Ash! What darling girlies and so cute to see their sister story through your beautiful pictures. They will treasure these shots!

Jess and Matt said...

PERFECTION! I love the candid shots; you are so good! Oh, and I covet those purple slouchy boots.