I want to thank Katie and her friends for allowing me to share in this special moment with them. Although they have all gone their separate ways since college they still make it a point to get together at least once a year and invest time into maintaining their relationship. Living in different states is a challenge but their friendship is important to them so they do what it takes. With how incredibly nuts life can get with work, family, kids and just pain old living, you gotta respect that.
It was so nice to be able to capture the spirit of their friendship, a bit quirky, funny, and sophisticated these five girls know what it means to preserves relationships, be a friend and enjoy the company of one another. They all represent different stages of life that we all go through. One was about to have her first baby, another just got married, some are in medical school, and others are looking for love, hopefully in all the right places. Photos can be a celebration of where you’ve been , where we are, and where we are going. I love to celebrate being alive.
For this shoot I was on a mission to find a location that was really special, a place I hadn’t shot before, a location that would help me capture their style. I kept driving past this antique shop and since I knew this shoot was coming up I popped in asked the owner if I could bring a few clients over for a photo shoot, he said “Sure, anytime.”I was stoked and I knew that with the combination of such great clients, and a perfect location, this shoot would for sure become one of my favorites. Being able to think outside of the box helps me get to the heart of these moments and create unique images that will honor everything these pictures mean.
I have to mention how special Katie has become to us, the special interest she has taken in our youngest son Jet. She has been his teacher for two years now, and this has been a profound blessing. She gets him, (which earns alot of points with us) and its helping him to thrive. To find a teacher willing to take the time to tune into the nuttiness of an 8 year old - Wow! we’ve fallen in love with her.