Seeing multiple generations of models is rather unusual. First, the industry as a whole isn’t all that old, and second, many models discourage their daughters from getting into the industry because of the mistreatment models have had to endure over the years.
As conditions within the modeling industry are changing, however, we’re starting to see some legacies develop. Christie Brinkley’s daughter, Sailor, has been a favorite on New York runways, once this past season sharing the runway with her mom. Cindy Crawford’s daughter, Kaia, is one of the hottest models in the industry at the moment, tearing up runways in every major city.
The challenge as a photographer is to try and catch these legacies as they develop. In this case, Mom has modeled for me, then Big Sis came along and remains one of my favorite models of all time. So, we were anxious to meet this new little one and see if she has the same charm as the rest of the family.
Meet PJ (for safety reasons, we’re not using her real name). She got an earlier than expected start in life back in December and was so tiny we needed to wait a bit before taking the camera over and seeing what she can do. She was just waking up when we got there, so like any model, it took her a while to really get into the mood.
Okay, so Miss PJ isn’t quite ready to walk a runway just yet, or sit up for that matter. She is a confident and self-assured young woman who is not afraid to voice her objection or state her needs. She adapted well to the many changes and showed all the charm and talent that her Mom and big sister brought to the camera before her. We’re looking forward to watching her grow and taking a lot more pictures!
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