A question we get a lot about the girls is “Do they have different personalities?”. I assume people already know the answer but are just curious as to how different they are. And they are very different. This images below are a good example. So is the process of photographing both of them.
Bella (left) loves to be goofy/give me a hard time when being photographed. Getting an honest portrait of her can be a bit of work. Ava (right) is easier to work with. She can connect with the camera pretty easily. I think she also is aware that I will stop sooner if she cooperates. Haha. Little stinker. Because of these differences the portraits (excluding documenting) we often create of them are very different.
The interesting thing about all of this is that it wasn’t always this way. When they were younger they were both easier to make portraits of. They were less aware of themselves I think. And I suppose they hadn’t really developed their personalities either.
So to answer the question, yes they have different personalities. They’re two completely individual little girls who happen to share a birthday. And as an added bonus they have a beautiful connection to each other.
Left Image: March 11, 2014 @ 5:08pm Right Image: March 11, 2014 @ 5:06pm