Last month while visiting my family in the Midwest, I had the honor of taking senior portraits for my best friend’s daughter, Claire. I’ve known Claire’s mom, Tina, since we were Freshman in college.
Although we’ve lived in different states since graduating college, we’ve always been a part of one another’s lives. We were bridesmaid’s in each others weddings, we were pregnant with our sons at the same time (they were born within two weeks of each other), we’ve met up for girl’s weekends away, we get together every time I’m in town (she always drives down to see me and my parents), and I was actually there the day she went into labor with Claire. Needless to say, our friendship goes way back and is one that I absolutely treasure. She is like a second sister to me.
So to have the opportunity to photograph Claire while in the Midwest this summer is something that makes me teary-eyed just thinking about. To say I was “thrilled” doesn’t even describe my excitement. I love this family and the fact that I have had the opportunity to watch Claire grow up and become the beautiful young woman that she is today. I know the future is bright for her and I look forward to continuing to watch her journey unfold.
Thank you Claire and Tina for a fabulous afternoon and for allowing me the privilege to capture these senior photos for you.