Emily Dickinson once said “My friends are my estate”, in that case, Kate has been one of my valued treasured assets since 8th grade. I remember it like it was yesterday: I walked into Mrs. Clifton’s algebra class, sat down, turned around to borrow a pencil and there sat Kate. Kate smiled exposing her bright shiny braces right as I grinned exposing my mouth covered in metal. And there it began, the blossoming of a beautiful friendship that has stood the test of time. We have shared so many beautiful memories- we were both in eachothers weddings – but nothing compared to seeing their sweet family begin. I was so excited to come to the hospital to photograph their new family in February. I sat in Kate’s hospital bed with her, we cooed over Audrey Grace, laughed so hard that Kate almost lost a stitch (sorry about that Kate), we looked at flower ideas for my wedding, and in between our visiting I snapped some pics. Enjoy!