“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
She’s the yin to your yang. The pea in your pod. The calm in your storm. Your voice of reason, shoulder to cry on, advocate, confidante and cheerleader. She’s your best friend.
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate friendship than to capture it forever in images. My niece asked if I would photograph her and her best friend for her 15th birthday and I was honored to do so. They wanted both an urban, more casual look as well as a free-spirited, boho-chic look, capturing the essence of each girl – one more rocker/edgy and the other more girly. I love that both of them felt completely at ease in each others’ “settings” and were open to just about anything.
Not only did it give me a chance to document two beautiful girls who wanted to celebrate and capture their friendship at this point in time, but it gave me a deeper appreciation for the girlfriends in my life. The ones I don’t often get to call or see in person and tell them just what they mean to me. This past year has been a true testament of the blessings of friendship I’ve been given. To have someone carry me when I couldn’t find the strength to take another step forward, to stand in the gap when my faith and courage were tested, to show me what it is to love unconditionally and wholeheartedly, and to remind me that better days are ahead…and that they will be there every step of the way. I dedicate this session to those girls in my life – and you know who you are.
Erin and Malarie, I hope I’ve done justice in capturing your sweet selves and the bond between you. What a treat that afternoon was for me and no matter what happens in life, always remember that as you both grow and seek God’s direction, may you honor Him (in the good and bad times) by appreciating, respecting and loving one another. May this be just the beginning of a beautiful journey in friendship and adventures for you!
Some of my faves:
And a little change of scenery…