Every time I post a shoot of Kate’s family I am supremely tempted to post a bunch of photos of us from middle school. I then remember that Kate does things like ‘respect herself’ and ‘gets embarrassed’. Braces, bangs, and baby fat are kinda awkward in retrospect in spite of the fact that she was widely accepted as a pretty chick. Aaaanyway….
Kate has been one of my best friends since we were 11 years old. She has been nothing but the most loyal and kind and encouraging person in my life. I love her and her family as if they were my own and I would do anything I could to help these five people out. I am confident this feeling is mutual and I will forever marvel at the beauty of true, selfless friendship. My friends, as you can imagine, are my life, and Kate has been an anchor and a pillar and every other cheese bag metaphor for a trustworthy friend.
I photograph these guys every year and it might be super fun for you to check them out through the years. It’s super sweet to watch them grow up through these photos:
Here is 2008, Here and Here are 2009, here is 2010, and here is 2011 in a final shoot in their former home.
This shoot, in particular, has really shown me how much this family is growing up. Time flies, I suppose. Sure glad I have a camera.
What can I say? Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you so so so so much.