These Side-By-Side Portraits Show How Much Family Members Resemble Each Other

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Grandmother/Granddaughter: Ginette (61) & Ismaëlle (12)

There’s something incredible about how two family members can look so similar, regardless of how old they are or what gender they might be. Photographer Ulric Collette is a talented individual from Quebec City, Canada who has an eye for beauty in portraits. He has been in awe of family genetics for over a decade and was determined to find a way to combine his passions. After playing around with his camera, he developed a new kind of photo – “Genetic Portraits.” Basically, he takes two halves of two family members’ portraits and edits them side by side to highlight their similarities and differences. The end results are absolutely stunning.

Grandmother/Granddaughter: Ginette (61) & Ismaëlle (12)

One of the genetic portraits that stood out for Ulric upon completion was this one, depicting a 61-year-old grandmother next to her 12-year-old granddaughter. It perfectly encapsulates a detail that Ulric learned about family genetics.

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Grandmother/Granddaughter: Ginette (61) & Ismaëlle (12)

“I’ve been told that daughters tend to look a lot like their grandmother from the father’s side of the family,” he said. While Ginette and Ismaëlle’s hair color is obviously different, they have very similar facial features. Even though there is an entire generation between them, they still look so similar.