Thursday, May 7, 2009

Celebrating Friendship

I'm sure all of you have photos of you and your family together, whether it's from a church directory or your own camera or a wedding.

But how many of us have photos made with our nearest and dearest - our best friends?

Think about it. These are the people that you choose to make your family. They are with you, sometimes even more than your family - the people you confide in, lean on, laugh with and comfort.

My two best friends and I decided that our Christmas gifts to each other this past year would be a photo shoot together. Krista was the photographer, and we had an absolute blast.

Megan is El Prego, so she also got some fun maternity shots done with Web.

It will be hilarious to look at these in 20 years. It will be even more hilarious for our kids to look at them and say, "Wow, Mom - this is when you only had one chin!" or "Holy cats, what in the name of...what are you wearing?"

Aren't my friends beautiful?

And my favorite...this is us. Me cracking up, probably from something that Meagan said.

Do something to celebrate your friendships!



Whitney said...

That is so fun! What a great idea!

Lauren Kelly said...

How incredibly awesome Lauren- love it!!!!! Those friendships are so rare and few and far between, and you got to hold on to it when you find it!!! Precious!!!!! :)

BLC :o said...

Oh what fun!? And, YES ... you three are just beautiful. Xoxo-BLC

Allyson said...

What a great idea! I love that you and Meagan have been friends for so long! I love the top 2 pictures.

By the way, cool new blog look--did you mean to match the 2nd picture's background? :) What a coincidence!

LeeLee and B said...

THOSE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS...but not nearly as gorgeous as the girls in them!!!! Hope you're doing well, Lauren!
- Lena

Leigh Ann said...

I love that you gals did this. You are all three so beautiful! I tried to pick a favorite pic but I couldn't. I love them all! I'll be celebrating some friendships on my upcoming cruise. It's so important to do that! You are so right! You look gorgeous in your new head shot, too!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Amen friend :)! I had the absolute BEST time taking these pictures and will cherish them forever.

The last one is so perfect! I am sure we were trying not to fall...LOL!

Duane said...

The pictures are awesome! Friendship is a blessing and I have learned the hard way how important it truly is! Happy Mother's Day! I hope it is so wonderful and blessed!

Justin and Jessica said...

What a great idea! I love these pictures - they truly capture your friendship!

Trace's Space said...

This is a wonderful idea! I have to do this with my friends. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

by the way - you are beautiful!!!

Rachel Wheat said...

Those are so gorgeous!

Shana said...

I love those pictures! Great idea!!