My friend Rita and her husband Stew have two beautiful young daughters, Tanya and Kateri. I photographed them before, but that was a really quick snapshot taken about a year ago. I’ve been waiting to shoot them again, so naturally I was excited when she called to set up an extended photo shoot.
Not only are these girls extremely cute, they are very sweet and very funny. The one thing that really struck me was how well the two of them get along. In many cases older and younger siblings don’t always see eye-to-eye…..at least that’s how I remember it with my younger brother and sister. Usually the older ones don’t want to be bothered with their younger siblings and when they do, they’re usually bossing them around, telling them what to do, or smacking them in the back of the head (not that I did anything like that). The younger ones, in their quest for independence, tend to push back when being bossed around. Then it’s, “She started it!” “Well, she hit me first!” “No, you hit me first!”, followed by “Both of you, go to your rooms!”
Well, Tanya and Kateri were the exact opposite of that. Tanya was very caring in watching over her young sister, making sure she didn’t fall or hurt herself while they were playing and holding her hand while walking. Kateri was very receptive to her sister’s protectiveness and I could tell that she felt safe with big sis looking out for her. It was great watching them interact and play together, but the best part of the day for me was capturing it all on camera. I had an absolute ball hanging out with them and look forward to doing it again.
Rita and Stew: Whatever you guys are doing……Keep it up! You’ve got some really sweet kids!
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