I try not to bore my fans and clients with too many personal posts on my blog, but I hope you will humor me for a few moments while I share this one!
McKenna (who I photographed just recently, look below to see more photos of her) is the daughter of my good friend Tammy. I first met McKenna when she was about 2 1/2, and I've always thought that she could pass for my child. As I've watched her grow up over the years, I've always seen a resemblance between her and myself at the same age.
Several years ago, I was in Tammy's wedding and so was McKenna. Apparently several of the wedding guests saw the resemblance as well, because Tammy kept getting questions about why my daughter was in her wedding.
Below is a photo of the three of us. On the left is Tammy, McKenna is in the middle, and a photo of me at age 12 (a year older than McKenna is now) on the right...
So, what do you think? Could McKenna and I pass for twins?
OK. So, maybe not twins, but definitely sisters!
We have different noses, and I was so skinny as a kid that I couldn't gain weight even if I tried (man do I wish I still had that problem!) so my face is ridiculously thin, but other than that I see a lot of similarities.
BTW, don't you just love my hair and flipped collar in my photo. Oh yes, the good ole 80s!
PS. See what happens when I go two weeks without shooting a photo session because they keep getting rained out? I start digging through old photos from decades ago! This weather seriously needs to start co-operating soon.
Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer currently located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Michele will be relocating to Phoenix, Arizona during the summer of 2011. Visit Michele's website at michelewhitacrephotography.com. Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.