Girrrrrrls. That’s what’s happenin times four right around the corner from me here in Jamaica Plain. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen a dad in my hood in like three years, though I’m considering trying to get a boyfriend in time for next year’s snowstorms; Shoveling is men’s work if you ask me. But ya didn’t ask me so let’s talk about this family and then look at their photos.
Angie and Katie had Aliza a couple of years ago. They clearly got the hang of being moms because Jemma is here and she’s about as cute as a small woodland creature and they’re already awesome momming her, too. I love this family very much. I love them because they’re smart and funny and they make fun of themselves. I love them because they’re gorgeous and cool and generous and thoughtful and kind. And I gotta say, I love that they’re two moms raising two kids. I don’t get hired much by the two dad or two mom crew (boooo) so when I do I love it. I love it for a lot of reasons, mostly on a societal level. I’m pretty psyched to be able to photograph a family who’s lifestyle is actually controversial in someone’s pea sized ignorant brain. It’s not controversial, it’s a bunch of people who love each other, who support each other, who make each other happy and crazy and mad and grateful and calm and excited and hopeful. It’s a fucking family, yo. A really good one.
Alex is one lucky little half Cuban kid. I’ve been very good friends with his mama for most of our lives and I feel in friend love with his pops the second I met him. Kelly and Juan welcomed Alex into the world on Valentines Day this year. It’s always especially awesome when I see a dear friend become a mama and this was no exception. She and Juan are naturals because they’re smart and funny and cool and loving. I have all the confidence in the world that Alex will be the very same.
Enjoy. Thank you. Love