I think the best line I ever heard Talia say was when we were out to dinner with her family and one of my friends whom she had just met. We were trying to squeeze 5 adults and 3 kids onto 2 wood benches that were meant for 4 people. It was clearly going to be a tight squeeze. The husbands gladly grabbed chairs and sat near the open end of the table (The other end butted up against a wall) and let the women sort out the kids. Talia looked up at me and my friend smiling,
“Well, YOU like me and YOU like me, so why don’t I just sit in the middle?”
She nodded her head in the way someone does when they know they have reached the most logical solution.
Miss Talia’s extroverted nature made her a dream to photograph in the very last minutes of the morning golden hour. I have a whole bunch of full-lenth shots; however, these head shots really capture her personality best.
This is undeniably the Urmston profile. I know that I joked about trying to get Talia out of her prarie dress, but I can see the determination of the pioneer women in this photo. Fun fact: The Joads (Grapes of Wrath) settled very near what is now Bakersfield. I read that book in school when I found out my family was moving there. I was a bit worried, but ended up loving it and making lifelong friends!
I loved this photo in black and white as well.
Speaking of lifelong friends, Nicole is one of my favorites. She’s got such a good heart. Talia is very lucky to have her as her mommy.
Thanks, Nicole, for letting me come over to take morning photos! Please tell Tristan that I promise to take his photos next time, too. Like he said, “Don’t you want to take my picture because I’m so handsome?” I love middle children ;)