In a small town, everyone seems to know everyone. When you are younger, you tend to have the same exact friends that you had since kindergarten. Fun fact, I was actually held back in 6th grade and had to repeat the grade.
I am a firm believer that people come into your life for a reason. When I repeated 6th grade, my old friends who went into 7th grade acted like I didn’t exist and I didn’t really have many friends at all through those middle school years. Once 9th grade came around, Darian and I became very close friends! We laughed until we about peed ourselves many times and goofed off more times than I can count. She is one of the very few friends from Upstate NY that I have kept in touch with long after graduation.
I moved back home to Upstate NY with my daughter. During those 9 months, I was so excited to reconnect with friends from back home. One of those being Darian! It was so nice because every time we meet up, we pick up exactly where we left off! Bonus, I was able to meet her boyfriend, Justin!
If you ever see Darian and Justin together, you just know that they belong with each other. The way they laugh together, joke around, and love each other-it is undeniable that these two human beings were destined to be with each other for the rest of their lives! Fall in Upstate NY is one of the prettiest seasons, and I’m so thankful I was able to photograph these beautiful souls!
Here are a few of my favorite images from that shoot!