When Cherokee mentioned family portraits and Walmart in the same sentence, Trisha jumped in with a gentle (hahahaah) suggestion/demand that they come to me instead. Smart girl, that Trisha.
I had first photographed Trisha and her daughter Bella two summers ago. Bella was so young back then and to see how she has grown, and how smart and articulate she is becoming, was pretty fun (yet freaky – made me feel old). And Teaqan, their boy, is such a great big brother – watching over Bella, polite, always willing to show me a killer pose when asked. Loved this family.
Trisha is my favourite kind of client. She loves to smile, comes prepared with multiple accessories and outfits for the family, and is full of enthusiasm. But even beyond all that, she loves her family and has no problem showing it. Hugs, kisses, laughter, and joy. She is the outgoing, charismatic one. Cherokee was more of the quiet, solid one – the loner, the backbone of the family. And together – they just fit. Working together, making each other laugh, telling me stories about their babies (both of who managed to wipe out in the muddy snow.. way to go, kids).
So enjoy your pics, kiddies. And Cherokee, never ever let me hear about you wanting to header to Walmart for pictures again. That’s just wrong. So wrong.