This is my SEVENTH consecutive year photographing my oldest and best friend’s family for the weekend. (pause! Quickly check out their shoot seven years ago to see how the kids have grown) This time I didn’t go to their home in Wisconsin. Instead they let me tag along on their family vacation to Disney World. Kristen and I met when we were three years old so you can imagine how many times we talked about going to Disney together. It was a long shot and we knew it, but it never kept us from fantasizing about it. Fast forward lots of years and there we were together at Disney. It was, truly, the best vacation ever. I mean, I actually wanted to die of exhaustion because we hit three f*cking parks a day and went on every f*cking ride at each park for five days, BUT…but I had a blast. There were many, many highs and a whole bunch of lows…for the kids. For the adults…it was all hilarious roller coaster fun and then we drank a bunch of wine. I am so beyond honored to be treated as part of this family. I love them so much, I have loved watching these guys grow up. Kristen is my right and left arm, my heart, and both my legs. I do not know one day of this precious life without her, and I gotta say, I hope I never do.
Here is Kristen and Mark’s amazing family. Enjoy the photographs. Call your best friend. She loves you.