Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Starosielski were visiting Bermuda for their fourth time. Tom's sister, Iris, and her husband moved here nine years ago when Tom and Heather visited for the first time in 2001. At the time, heather was pregnant with Kaela, their youngest, while Mienna had remained at home. They fell deeply in love with the island's tranquil beaches and ocean views. Being from Alberta, Canada, where they operate a cattle farm, it is a far cry from their regular home life. Since that first visit, they have come back with both girls three times, and they adore coming to see their favourite aunt and uncle, who have since themselves had children, and whom I photographed last year.
Mienna is now 11, and Kaela aged 8. They are so sweet together, and although so different, seem to be great friends. Mienna is definitely a tom boy and adores playing sports and is very athletic. Kaela is more of a girly girl which is a bit more like her mum.
The family have held off having family pictures done over the years as they had always anticipated having a larger family, but decided the time was right while visiting their favourite place on earth during their holiday this year. Heather and Tom realise that the girls are growing up so quickly into gorgeous young ladies, so they didn't want to let another day slip by without documenting their childhood beauty.in
Thanks to all of you for a lovely shoot - I am so happy you love Bermuda so much and have an excuse to come all the time, and even if you don't always have that excuse, I hope you will still come! Hope these will carry you through the chilly winter months in Alberta! xxx