Maggie and Heather
This is the fourth time that I’ve photographed Heather and Paul’s family, and I absolutely love to see their kids grow up over the years. The first time I photographed them, Heather was pregnant with Maggie, and I’ve seen her grow from a newborn to her current four and a half years. Her brother Jack is now a tall and precocious seven year old.
This time Heather had an idea that I thought was fantastic: she invited her good friend Carol and Carol’s kids to have a dual family portrait session. Carol and Heather were roommates at the University of Virginia, and now they live near each other in Reston and are the godmothers to each other’s kids. It was so much fun to photograph the friendships between the two women and all the kids.
Here’s Maggie two years ago…
… and here she is today!
Jack has grown as tall as his mother’s shoulders!
Almost-ten-year-old Sage and her mother Carol
Carol’s son Peyton
Someday soon Jack will be as tall as his dad. They’ll look back on this photo and won’t believe he used to be so small.
Jack checks to see if he’s strong enough to pick up his dad. I love the look on Paul’s face during this futile attempt.
“This is going to get ugly,” Carol said as her kids compared their heights. She was right, and her timing was hilariously perfect.
Right after this portrait session, I went out to dinner with my roommate from my own days at UVA. 🙂