I read recently that BOTH tears & laughter are essential to create a lasting & deep friendship. Both require vulnerability and allowing yourself to be YOU & then allowing your friend to be themselves. I have watched Annikah & Sylvia navigate a true friendship over the last 4 years and I was excited to capture them this past weekend for a friendship lifestyle session. They are young but have already worked through miscommunication and hurt feelings and walked together toward mutual understanding and peace. They have celebrated each other and with each other AND cried together when life is hard. I learn a lot from them.
I asked them what they loved about each other and Annikah shared, "Sylvia has been such a good friend through all the storms that have been thrown at me and her. We have cried together, smiled a lot, and laughed together. She never gives up on me and is so kind."
And Sylvia said, "My favorite thing about Anni is I know she is always there for me & I can always tell her anything. I love how much we laugh together."
In a world that tries to convince women there is scarcity & competition I celebrate these young women choosing to celebrate each other.