I've been photographing this family since the oldest Juliette was just a tiny baby. In fact, Juliette and my Ellie are born just two weeks apart. We are going on our 8th year of doing these annual family shoots! Deborah and I first met when they lived locally here but they soon moved to Carmel and thankfully kept having me come and chronicle their family as it grew. And did it ever grow. Deborah had three kids literally back to back. And looked utterly fabulous doing it. You'd hate her if she weren't so likeable! lol!
All three kids have very strong personalities. Juliette is the one who I can reliably depend on to be my assistant and is very mature for her age. She takes the job of eldest very seriously. Arianna is unusual for a middle child as she is less interested in keeping the peace and mediating as she is stirring the pot! She is full of fire and spunk and lots of life in that little body of her. Joshua is more on the quiet side, probably used to being overshadowed by his two boisterous sisters. He repeatedly tried to convince me that "he just doesn't know how to smile" and kept doing pouty faces for me. I eventually broke that wall down. Turns out he's a little rockstar in the making and all you have to do is ask him to sing to bring him out of his shell. Soon, the smiles were flowing all around.
Deborah & Charlie, enjoy your sneak peek!!!