noun: hat trick
1. three successes of the same kind, esp. consecutive ones within a limited period.
ex. “the couple creates three perfect baby girls, making for an auspicious family hat trick.”
Three little girls. Three peas in a pod. Three little pigs. Three little bears. Three of anything alike is totally perfect. Right? Right.
Every family I get to photograph has a sort of feeling, you know? Some are hard edged (in a cool, hip sort of way). Some are funny. Some are full of crazy and joy. This family, to me, has always seemed soft but also solid – like a perfect eraser – the kind that feels amazing in your hands, with a subtle texture that makes you want to just hold it between your fingers, squeeze it with great satisfaction, and you nearly WANT to make a mistake so that it can do its perfect erasing job… the kind that erases whatever needs erasing without leaving any traces but somehow leaves the paper perfectly smooth with no damage whatsoever. Yes, it’s a weird explanation of how a family *feels* to me, but it came to me a few days ago as I was thinking about how I would describe the special qualities of this little family – and I’m going with it.
I love this little (well, not so little anymore) family for their fabulous eraser-like qualities. (Have I ever told you guys how very picky I am about my erasers? If not, that is a story for another day, but I’ll say that anyone with an art degree is a bit of an eraser connoisseur. Not just any eraser will do. Not the grainy ones that tear your paper. Not the gummy ones that leave a nasty residue or refuse to hold their shapes solidly, not the ones that are overly hard and leave that gross smudge behind. No. I need a perfect eraser when I create something that needs erasing. But I digress (as usual)…).
I am confident that, when you see the photos of this family below, you will sink into the eraser heaven I’ve described above. If not, at least you’ll see how cute they are.
I am a child and family portrait photographer located in the Historic District of McKinney, TX. Come and visit me. I might be able to find some weird way of describing your family like a random object. And who doesn’t want to be described like a writing implement, I ask you?! :p