There are not words enough to describe how much I love this image of Calista and Gabriel. I have had people comment that at first, they thought she was his mother. I even had to do a double take – my sweet girl is looking so grown up! She just celebrated her 15th birthday this month, in fact. But the ‘she looks like his mother’ comments do not bother me as she is like a little mother hen in our family – I feel that this is a very appropriate way to depict them. I love the intimate, simple pose and serious expressions. I love everything about this! Unfortunately, someone felt the need to report this photograph to the powers that be on Facebook, and over 1200 likes and nearly 100 comments were erased just like that. This is the next best thing since Facebook cannot censor what I put on my own blog. I love this image so much!
And to share where the inspiration for this photo came from, I created a very similar photo of Calista with her new baby sister, Octavia just over 4 years ago. I am still insanely in love with this photo to this day! Look how much Calista has grown up in 4 short years – wow!