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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

· Sisters, Sisters... ·


Oh boy, this was a fun photoshoot!! When my grandma's twin sister passed away a few years ago, we came across lots of old photos that I'd never seen before. (you can see a post here) They grew up in the 1940s and 50s and really did dress identically almost every day!  My younger sister and I are not super close in age, but as we were growing up I always had a fondness for matching dresses and roped her into it whenever I could!  When I saw all the twin photos I knew I wanted to do a recreation of at least one. :-)

One of my favorite photos of Grandma and Aunt Daisy was this newspaper clipping- a candid photo when they were out shopping in town one day in 1948.  When we saw we already owned a strikingly similar compact, the idea was clinched- I knew this was the photo we needed to recreate.  Since my sister and I both dress in vintage styles on a daily basis, I tried to keep the styling as natural as possible- the focus was less on an exact recreation and more on an accurate representation of our daily attire.


The photo has been many years in the making- first we needed trench coats, then we needed to coordinate schedules between both of us and our trusty-yet-inconveniently-out-of town photographer.  Added to that- my sister went through an extended period of chronic illness which put the entire project on hold for a couple years.


All the planets finally aligned this year and I couldn't be happier with how well they turned out!  A rather nice recreation, but even more special- some wonderful sister photos to document our friendship. <3

· Photos by Kathryn Grace Photography ·

7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photoshoot! I have one of my grandmother sitting on the back of an old car. We went to the Agricultural Museum in our capital city last year and they had a car almost identical to the one in the picture, so I did a recreation of it and put them side by side like you did above. It's one of my favorite photos!

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  2. OH MY WORD. This is sooooooo perfect in so many ways! What a special way to honor your great-aunt, and these are such precious pictures for the two of you to have as well! :) Beautiful job, and beautiful ladies!

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  3. This is such a perfect recreation!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  4. Oh, how very special, Lily! What a delightful idea...and a truly perfect recreation! Loved this...

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