For those of you who don’t know, from the time that I was 4 years old up until I was 15, I grew up in Mississppi.
Which is where I met Claire! We went to elementary school together and started hanging out all the time in middle school up until high school. At the end of 9th grade, I found out we were moving to Florida and was pretty much devastated. I had a group of about 8 friends who I was extremely close with and we all decided to stay close after I moved.
Over the years my family would make trips back to Mississippi to visit everyone we considered family, including Claire. Several of my friends would come to FL as well to visit. Claire and I have remained very close since 2005 [when we moved] and she has consistently visited every year since then! We were maid/matrons of honor in each others weddings and her and Phillip drove down to FL as soon as she knew Liam had been born! I am incredibly blessed to have her as my best friend.
This year, we decided once Liam was a good age to go on a roadtrip, we would visit Claire and Phillip [who moved to Alabama when they got married 5 years ago!] Soooo we did! 😀 I offered mini sessions and ended up taking Anniversary photos for Claire and Phillip! They haven’t had pictures of them since their wedding!!!!
I told Claire, “It’s my duty as your best friend and photographer to make sure you never go that long without getting family photos again!” 🙂 So it was a chilly and gloomy day [and had rained all weekend] but I didn’t let that stop us!
Here are a bunch of my favorites from their session!