"How lucky am I, to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~Winnie the Pooh
Moving is hard. The stress of having to organise your life and pack it neatly into boxes to be moved on to the next place is a pretty difficult task. Its even harder when you have the whole emotional turmoil of leaving behind your nearest and dearest. Thats the hardest bit. Leaving behind the relationships you have formed and knowing that when you get to the new place, you may not be able to replace them. Not that you would want to anyway.
Emma came to me when she was trying to think of a Christmas present for her best friend. Next year things are changing for them. Their current “normal” will change as many kilometres will separate them and the reality that they have known for the last few years will change. Its a situation that I know all too well. Two years ago I left my best friend to come live in Maitland after we were moved here with my husbands work. It was awful moving away from her and the normal we had built up for ourselves. I know just how heartbreaking their current situation is.
Her vision for this session was to capture a normal morning tea for them. Coffee from the local high class cafe (cough), dress ups, tantrums, babies hanging out and moments… Many many moments. Moments they don’t ever want to forget. My heart broke when she told me “It's taken me over 30 years to find what Anne of Green Gables would call "my kindred spirit”. Its a feeling I understand and why I knew this session would be important and special. A real “heart” session.
I loved every moment that I spent with these guys. It so important to capture these parts of our lives. They are often the most mundane but its the everyday things that mean the most in the long run. Honest moments filled with love, laughter and of course, some bff tears. Those bff's can be real pains sometimes.