I had the wonderful opportunity to take pictures of my sister and niece for them to give to our family members for Christmas. It was so amazing seeing them through the lens of my camera. They almost seemed like completely different people.
My sister, Brittaney, has always been just that to me, my sister. But in these photos, I captured the beautiful mother she is. I also got to see my eleven year old niece Ava grow up before my eyes in one afternoon. I usually just see Brit and Ava amongst other family members. But on that beautiful December afternoon, I saw them interact and have some beautiful mother daughter moments. Another joy of mine was to see my niece unwind in front of the camera. At the beginning of the shoot, she was pretty rigid. However, by the middle, she was having fun and smiling her real smile.
This shoot really gave the three of us to spend some quality time together. Time to laugh and play and all show off a little bit of ourselves. My sister and niece both showed that fun and goofy part of their mother daughter relationship. My niece showed of her amazing photographic self and her true smile. My sister showed off her beautiful, motherly self, with the loving looks she gives Ava to the laughs and smiles she brings to her face. And of course, I got to show off my photography with two stunning subjects.