savannah was 8 years old when caroline was born. not only does savannah exhibit true first born characteristics, i guess because her daddy died at such a young age, she’s always seemed a little more grown up in many areas of her life. so when a third little sister was added to the mix, it was like having a second little mommy. all my girls are very maternal. recently i was shooting a family shoot & caroline entertained the toddler while i photographed big sissy. i thought it was so funny when the mama said “all your girls are like baby whisperers”. too funny. so when i brought caroline home from the hospital, almost 13 years ago, it truly was like having built-in nannies. savannah would hold her for me in the sweetest, most tender way. a natural. they’ve grown up with a fun connection & friendship. we started calling them the bookends a few years ago & i love that little nickname.
being the youngest of a house full of girls, each with very distinct fashion style, creating ones own can be a bit tricky. “care”, as we often call her, has developed the coolest little style. i can assure you i was far from this hip at twelve. she came home from school the other day & told me how one of her friends gave her a little grief because her red toms didn’t match her black & white graphic tee. i told her she should have responded with something along the lines of, “it’s called effortless chic and matching colors are not the boss of me”. she then told me -it’s ok mom. i told her my red shoes were my pop of color. the end. confidence is the key to success people.
caroline’s skinny jeans & chuck taylors. flowy blouses & pendant necklaces. combat boots & a moto jacket.urban outfitters.indie style. and her temperment is as laid back as her style.
for christmas caroline’s biggy gift was tickets to see her fave band, imagine dragons. she loved them last summer way before they were all the rage. apparently she can pick some good tunes as well. i bought her two tickets & we put sisters names all in a bowl & she drew a winner. i gotta give it to savannah, who won, for lobbying quite a convincing case of knowing all things imagine dragons.
savannah drove in from athens & they planned their hipster ensembles. ( it’s a good thing when your 21 year old raids your closet looking for something concert worthy-the 84 t was a forever 21 score and might be the year i graduated from highschool). savannah had caroline do her makeup for her as well. (it’s a good thing when the aforementioned 21 year old thinks her mom’s clothes are cool and lets her little sis give her a makeover).
things are far from smooth sailing under our roof at all times but it is an immeasurable gift to see my girls truly enjoy each other.
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