Posted on Jan 14th, 2011 by Allison (Family/Friends, Photography)

Emily and Marie are so cute. They’re fun, happy and smart. But their personalities are very different.

Marie (5) is affectionate, creative, loves imagination games and wants to be just like her big sister. Emily (7) is more serious, likes solitary activities like drawing or reading, worries about what people think of her. She hates it when people ask if they are twins – because she wants to be seen as ‘older.’

Marie likes to smile pretty in her photos. Emily likes to pull silly faces. Both girls are excellent at turning on the drama when they are unhappy 🙂

I am taking a lot of photos. And anytime Marie sees me taking one of Emily, she wants to be in it (which irritates Emily to no end). And even worse, Marie wants to HUG her in all the photos.

Emily had been thwarting hugs all day, much to Marie’s chagrin, so we all asked Emily to please just pose for one photo while Marie hugged her.

ME: Emily, the sooner you smile the sooner Marie will stop hugging you…

ME: Come on – give us a real smile!

ME: Nice! OK – just a couple more shots….

Emily, looking at her mom: Are we done yet?
ME: Just one more shot…

Emily disengages from the hug…. and Marie is crestfallen.

Marie tried again a few days later with a similar result….

(8) Comments   


Jennifer Pearce on January 14th, 2011 at 10:48 am

Way to capture the story so well through pictures. Lol! So funny. 🙂 Sisters, gotta love ’em!

Brandon Pearce on January 14th, 2011 at 10:49 am

Great progression through the typical photo-hug scenario! We sure love our girls…

Jean on January 14th, 2011 at 12:44 pm


J'Neil on January 14th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I love all the different stages of the photo-hug 🙂

Aunt Kathy on January 14th, 2011 at 3:54 pm

How delightful! Sisters: “I love you, I hate you, you’re my best friend” I hope Ashley, Justin and Kennedy finally made it. xxx

Kristin on January 15th, 2011 at 12:48 am

Marie is just so cute. I’m sorry the photo shoot didn’t turn out how she had hoped.

Michelle on January 15th, 2011 at 9:59 am

Love it! Those two little girls are complete dolls….what funny beautiful pictures.

Ashley Rae on January 15th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

LOL… I love those pictures. They are such darling little girls!

And yes, Kathy- we made it safely and are having so much fun!

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