The Power of Human Connection

Over the past year, we’ve all come to understand more than ever the distinct value of human connection. As we meander through our lives, we flow almost seamlessly in and out of circles. Along the way, there are those with whom we forge deep, meaningful, and long-lasting connections. “True blues,” as my dad would say. They become our besties, soul mates, life partners, spouses, kindred spirits, confidants, etc. No matter what you call them, these relationships deserve to be celebrated!

Below are a few pictures of my old school BFF: our first pic at age 5, together in a North Iowa High School production of The Sound of Music, and us after climbing a mountain in Finland on a college choir tour. We’ve joked in the past about doing a couples session just for fun — but seriously, why don’t we? This woman knows more about me and my life than my husband of 15 years! Just yesterday we realized that right now is the longest we’ve ever gone without seeing each other. Even when we do see each other, it’s always more about us wrangling kids these days than anything else. How fun would it be to be silly and celebrate us? I think it’s high time we made this fun idea a reality!

So here’s an idea. If you happen to be looking for ways to celebrate a special relationship — romantic or not — consider having some photos taken together. It could be to celebrate a life event, like an engagement or birthday; or perhaps you’ve helped each other through some tough times or a season of personal growth; or just maybe — now that things are opening back up — you need to finally reveal that top-secret COVID romance you’ve been harboring from your family and friends. Why not do it with some flare?

As we continue to grow and evolve through our lives, I believe photos like these become some of our most cherished possessions. And my hope is that the time spent together, laughing, crying, and honoring your friendship, will become some of your most cherished memories.

No matter what you’re reasons are — I would love to be part of it. ❤

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