I’m at the age where many of my high school friends/peers are getting married, having babies, excelling at their careers, making their mark — all sorts of rites of passages are happening. I have received a cluster of inquiries in the past few years about photo sessions from people I haven’t connected with since I was an adolescent myself, and every time I see a familiar name I feel a little surprised, i.e. “who ME, you want me to take make your photographs”)!!
I think there is this unconditional respect, admiration, love, wonder (unsure of the best word to describe this) for my peers who I knew as hopeful teenagers. What I mean is that it is so satisfying to see people that I felt close to as a child become great adults — fulfill their dreams or make new ones, redefine themselves, or just simply age well.
All this is to say that the proud papa of Charlotte, Aaron, was a special friend in high school. His wife Melisa was one of those girls I did not know well but admired her beauty and smarts from afar. They have created not only a life of travel, a beautiful home, but little baby Charlotte. Welcome to the world Charlotte! And kudos to Melisa for her great eye for design and textiles in their home!