Krishna and Dan were one of our last weddings back in 2019 so it was wonderful to see them again!! It turns out that they live very close to us and we go to the same pool so I’m excited to have additional pool friends. I’m also excited because I turned Krishna on to the magnificent world of linen overalls and now I have successfully converted another person into a member of the Garden Witch Pants Club. Krishna and Dan are lovely humans who enjoy travel and hiking and good depressing tv shows. They have an adorable small child named Ari who is a JOY. He is very smiley and loves peekaboo books which make him giggle endlessly (and his entire body jumps up and down when he giggles, which is so fun). When you dress him up in traditional Indian clothes, he looks extremely professional and like he wants to talk to you about your retirement accounts. His favorite pastime involves smiling charmingly at Charlie, their precious terrier mutt, and Charlie’s favorite pastime is running away from Ari. Ari’s second favorite pastime involves eating watermelon in a kiddie pool, which I think is the perfect summertime activity. It’s all very cute and I’m thrilled to have been reunited with this crew!

Martha and Justin are dear friends of ours whose wedding we photographed way back in 2011 (!!) and whom we’ve played many games of Killer Bunnies with ever since. Martha’s from Chicago and Justin’s from Minnesota, but they met in Chicago. Martha left to attend Duke, and Justin joined shortly thereafter… and they both became Durhamites through and through. Here they adopted a cat and later had a real human child named Emilia, who is the friendliest and most adorable kid on earth. She is a fantastic hugger and excited ALL THE TIME! and also loves pizza. She is also incredibly patient, especially for a 2.5 year old. I’ve seen her look lovingly at pizza that wasn’t hers (while clapping) yet remaining seated (!) and just politely sitting there until her pizza arrived. I’ve seen grown adults who can’t do that and have zero chill when it comes to waiting for pizza (namely my husband).

Now they are sadly (to us!) moving to Minnesota, and taking their knowledge of amazing food with them (Martha helped us discover the joy that is pupusas, and, of course, El Cuscatleco). We will miss them greatly. They wanted a family session that documented a little bit of their time spent in Durham at the playground in Central Park and The Parlour, where Emilia makes theĀ best ice cream eating face. It’s like the face you would make to imitate a tiger, only instead you’re just eating ice cream. I love her. And them. When we visit you in Minnesota you have to promise you’ll take us to see Prince stuff. xoxo.