We are well into 2019 already, but today I’m excited to share one of my personal highlights from 2018: my trip to Turks and Caicos with the Do family.
You could say that Deniz and Khoa and I are used to travelling together at this point. Daniel and I travelled to Turkey with them in 2012 for their engagement session, and then again to Turks and Caicos soon after for their wedding. Since then their family has grown to include two beautiful, smart girls, Sevin and Yasamin. I was lucky enough to be invited to travel with them for the third time, back to Turks and Caicos, but with the kids this time. As you can imagine, I am very familiar with travelling with kids (our own kids have been all over the world with us) so I was absolutely thrilled to take on this assignment!
Turks and Caicos is known for its white sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise water, but my favourite moments to photograph were the ones in between our trips to the beach. Staying at the condo with the whole family meant that I was there for every diaper change, every feeding, and as a result, every spontaneous moment of laughter or affection. The sisters’ interactions with one another were particularly fun for me to observe; Yazzy poking her sleeping sister’s face after she passed out in the car, Sevin serenading her baby sister as she napped in the living room. There were “huggles” (Do family talk for hugs/cuddles), impromptu dance parties, and ukulele concerts. And every moment, both big and small, was special and precious in its own way.
Documenting family life, whether is a normal day at home or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, is my absolute favourite photography assignment and I could not be more grateful to the Dos for allowing me to join them in Turks and Caicos. I absolutely loved every second of it!
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