I recently photographed the family of one of my dearest childhood friends. One of the things I thought of was how truly fortunate it is to grow up with someone and then watch their children grow up as well. There are many special and unique pearls to lifelong friendships, but having that type of intimate knowledge and experience of another person’s life is really such a wonderful privilege. Perhaps it is easier for me to reflect upon it as I look at their images, but this one especially jumped out at me as the essence of growing in the way of family. Here is baby Halsten being loved on to calm some distress.
Next in line is Laurie Schultz from Cincinnati, Ohio. You can find her post on “grow” here: http://schultzeegirl.blogspot.com/2012/10/project-52-wk-39.html