Saturday, August 2, 2014

a walk in the park












we have a sweet friend named jennifer who lives close by. once when my parents were up renovating the house (before phil and I had moved in), they met her and struck up a conversation. afterwards, my dad told me that besides being kind and funny, jennifer also spoke french and was from a place on the california coast that we had often visited growing up. he said, "laurel, you and jennifer are going to be a 'kool-aid packet friendship': the elements are all there. all you have to do now is add water."  when I finally met her it was like coming upon another kindred diana barry. she is the kind of friend who calls out-of-the-blue and tells you to come over because "I'm pureeing a bunch of apricots from our trees for my baby and thought you'd like some for simon," throws block parties so you can make more neighborhood friends, and gives you her leftover gourmet food that she just "threw" together for dinner the night before when you stop by for a chat.

anyway, a few weeks ago jennifer asked if she could take some photographs of the three of us. "I just love taking photographs of people and haven't done it in a while," she told me, making it sound like we would be doing her a favor by agreeing. I said yes, of course. I just don't think you can ever have too many pictures of your family, and trying to get a decent photo of the three of us is nearly impossible without hailing down a stranger. so, the other evening we went to this beautiful park nearby that we love and let jennifer treat us to her talents. we are so thankful for these beautiful images.

6 comments:

  1. I agree, beautiful images! What a special friendship between the two of you!

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  2. You are beautiful and so is your family! P.S. You look super fit. :D Miss you!

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  3. Wow, Laurel, you make me sound so much cooler than I actually am. :) THANKS again for a fabulous evening. It was fun for me to come on here and see which ones you felt were blog worthy. You are all so beautiful and photogenic; I'd be happy to take your pictures any time in the future. Really. xoxo

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  4. Oh, and I agree whole heartedly that we were just meant to be friends. I'm glad I met you (and Phil and Simon). :) Come over anytime for my leftovers.

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