sister by chance. friends by choice | by Sarah Smith | phoTobin photography

July 03, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

Kim and Nicole Critten of Bloom Essentials. Sisters. Business partners. Friends.

 

 

Sisters

I read a blog this morning by The Peak of Chic about sisters appearing in portraits over the centuries and it got me thinking.

 

I am the youngest of 3 girls and even though age (they are 5 and 10 years older than me) and distance (one is in Texas and the other is in England) separates us, I have always felt a powerful link to my sisters.  We may not talk as much as we could but when life lifts us up or test us to breaking we rally together and are each other’s pillars.  A constant.

 

After doing Kim and Nicole’s sister’s {contemporary portrait} session I got very excited to have a session with my own sisters and since we are planning a family reunion in October I won’t have to wait too long either!

 

Kim and Nicole have been my Vancouver sisters for the past 11 years and we had such a wonderful time with them in the studio.  I think we were all a little nervous since I know how much they dislike being in front of the camera and since we don’t allow liquid courage (it shows in the eyes) none of us were sure if they could let their guard down and their true inner glow out.  Needless to say they were AMAZING!  It was so much fun to watch them blossom right in front of the camera.  Nicole even made  a  “behind the scenes” video and posted it to their blog share their experience with the Bloomiverse as a promotion for their 15th birthday online celebration.

 

Funny enough, I was going to wrap up by saying, “since there isn’t a sister’s day like mother’s day…” but then I googled it just to make sure and lo and behold there is a sister’s day and even better it’s coming up on August 5th.  How perfect!  There is something amazing about sisters.  It comes from a very deep connection you have with someone that you are able to be your authentic self with.  Who has known you through the ups, the downs and everything in-between.

 

So whether the sisters in your life are by chance or choice or both try to remember to make a special point of letting know how special they are to you on August 5th!

 

 


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