Happy National Twins Day to these beautiful girls! I've always wondered what it was like to be a twin. Stories of this very unique bond and even their own special language are all so intriguing to me. Nine months wrapped around each other in the womb...how does that carry over as they grow up? Mom told me this pair often still falls asleep together, wrapped around each other and I think that is just about the coolest thing ever. So, Happy National Twins Day to all the twins out there! Here's to you and this incredible bond you share. Tag your favorite twins below!⁠

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Two years ago we were in London at the invitation of one of our oldest and dearest clients. It was a fantastic few days and spending time with them creating amazing imagery in several locations was such an incredible experience. This is one of our favorites, and one of the very last of the day. Just look at the way that little boy is looking at this mom...makes your heart melt. Just a quiet little corner at Lacock Abbey (where a few of the Harry Potter movies were filmed). So looking forward to making new adventure memories when we're able to travel again!⁠
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Boy, the Class of 2020 really got the short end of the stick. Nathan was supposed to get his senior portraits done in March...but then, CoVid. But, better late than never, we were able to get them done last week and they were definitely worth the wait! Nathan LOVES fashion and wanted a Black Label session that could showcase his style. Burberry is one of his very faves so we absolutely HAD to get something great with these killer shoes! ⁠

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2020: The Year of Family at Sigmon Taylor⁠
We've experienced a lifetime together in the last few months. But, hopefully we'll all be able to look back on this year as a time of reflection, gratitude, and growth. Hopefully, we'll look back on this time spent with our family as some of the sweetest in its story.⁠
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I think families with all boys are so special - - - I love seeing how they dote on mama and how she laps it all up like a cat in the sun! And this family was no exception! With one son out of the house, and one about to head into his senior year, it was the perfect time for a family portrait. And with CoVid providing flexible schedules and availability, rounding everyone up was a snap.⁠
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Together, let's create the most valuable art you'll ever own: an iconic portrait symbolizing the year in which you rediscovered each other. ⁠

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Honestly. The cuteness!⁠

​​At first glance, this portrait seems perfect. The precious little girl, the expression, the rhythm of the black-and-white coexisting in a balanced symmetry.⁠

But, like most things, when we look closer, there's so much more to see...and it happens to exactly represent how I've been feeling lately.⁠

1. Let's start with the mismatched foundation on which she sits. I don’t know about you, but it feels hard to find my footing right now. Sooo much is up in the air, on so many fronts. Trying to stay balanced and upright can sometimes feel like a full-time job! Yet, here she sits...safe and level. ⁠

2. She's totally put together on the outside - the perfect dress and shoes. But look at the ever-so-tentative way she's holding her feet, the crooked part in her hair, the mismatched pigtails...all TOTALLY how I feel! Except I don’t even know if I can really claim that I'm put together on the outside most days! 😂 (Shoes...makeup...and pants that zip?? Oh my.)⁠

3. And then, the most important part...her expression. Staring at us straight on, not shying away, but still slightly unsure. There's a brave and bold innocence there...but those little hands, that little finger on her lips. Watching, taking it all in. Waiting. Waiting.⁠

And aren't we all feeling a little of that? ⁠

Waiting to see what happens with the increasing pandemic numbers...will we be closed down again? ⁠

Waiting to see what decision are made about our schools...should they stay or should they go? ⁠

Waiting to see if the long overdue changes we so desperately need will finally occur...will we realize that 'Black Lives Matter' in no way means that all lives don’t? ⁠

It's funny how the filter through which we view a portrait can change its meaning so dramatically. Back in February, I just loved this image for all the reasons I outlined at the beginning. Now I love it even more for all of the reasons it makes me stop and think.⁠

I'll never look at it the same way again.⁠

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2020: The Year of Family at Sigmon Taylor⁠
We've experienced a lifetime together in the last few months. But, hopefully we'll all be able to look back on this year as a time of reflection, gratitude, and growth. Hopefully, we'll look back on this time spent with our family as some of the sweetest in its story. Together, let's create the most valuable art you'll ever own: an iconic portrait symbolizing the year in which you rediscovered each other. ⁠

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I love this portrait so much!! Photographing families in places special to them is so awesome! This farm has been in Dad's family - he grew up here - and is now the site of their family business. We first met Margaret and her daughter, Bethany, when they booked a Black Label dancer session. (I posted a few of her images a while back - she is a gorgeous dancer!). Their son, Dylan, graduated this spring and is already working in the family business. We always suggest a family portrait the spring/summer of senior year...it's the perfect time to capture the family before everything changes. We had so much fun on this beautiful property - thank you, Margaret!⁠

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We're halfway through 2020...and what a year it's been so far. Who could have imagined in January that this is what life would look like in June? We've been tested. Months of quarantine have included navigating new work schedules, distance learning for the children, canceled vacations, separation from grandparents and other loved ones, and the ultimate disappointment for the Class of 2020. ⁠

Just as the country started to reopen and we saw what seemed to be the faintest light at the end of the tunnel, we were confronted head on with the tragedies of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the aftermath that continues to play out. We ask ourselves what's the greater tragedy: that these lives were lost so unjustly, or that this is what it's taken to realize this has been happening all along and we weren't paying attention?⁠

But, the recent months have also yielded some beautiful, unexpected gifts. We keep hearing from people that they've loved the time they've had together as a family (aside from the part where they drove each other crazy!). Michael and I have found this to be true ourselves. We slowed down, paid more attention to each other, and were more intentional with how we spent our days.⁠

I feel like the last few months have allowed all of us to rediscover our families in new ways. Quarantine has created opportunities for conversations that may never have happened, time together that may not have been available in "real life", and a new appreciation for who each other are as we've been able to slow down and not rush mindlessly through the hamster wheel of our days.⁠

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We're halfway through 2020...and what a year it's been so far. Who could have imagined in January that this is what life would look like in June? We've been tested. Months of quarantine have included navigating new work schedules, distance learning for the children, canceled vacations, separation from grandparents and other loved ones, and the ultimate disappointment for the Class of 2020. ⁠

Just as the country started to reopen and we saw what seemed to be the faintest light at the end of the tunnel, we were confronted head on with the tragedies of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the aftermath that continues to play out. We ask ourselves what's the greater tragedy: that these lives were lost so unjustly, or that this is what it's taken to realize this has been happening all along and we weren't paying attention?⁠

But, the recent months have also yielded some beautiful, unexpected gifts. We keep hearing from people that they've loved the time they've had together as a family (aside from the part where they drove each other crazy!). Michael and I have found this to be true ourselves. We slowed down, paid more attention to each other, and were more intentional with how we spent our days.⁠

I feel like the last few months have allowed all of us to rediscover our families in new ways. Quarantine has created opportunities for conversations that may never have happened, time together that may not have been available in "real life", and a new appreciation for who each other are as we've been able to slow down and not rush mindlessly through the hamster wheel of our days.⁠

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