Last week Matt and I drove to Sussex, NB so I could photograph some alpacas (more of that to come later) but before venturing to the farm we met up with Cheryl and Ellie for a mid-afternoon snowshoe. There's nothing better than trucking through the snow with a dog - especially when that dog is Ellie.
So, last Monday I spent my evening with alpacas. Yeah, it rocked. I couldn't believe how distinct of a personality each one of them possessed (a little quirky and a whole lot of clumsy), how curious yet timid they were, and how reluctant to go out in the snow they proved to be. Basically, they're my new spirit animal.
I thought I would gift you with some of the images I took during me excursion, and I hope they make you laugh as hard I did.
Also, if you want some really warm and soft alpaca knit products (or maybe you just want to see more pictures of cute alpacas) then hit up Alpaca Hill Fiber Farm -
Ps. Memes will be made out of half of these.
Growing up next door to each other, my backyard field was always the classic meeting spot for Alyssa and I. We'd play in the tall grass, pick wildflowers and run between houses. In the winter we'd bring out the sleds and skates to take advantage of every possible moment.
While we may no longer play make-believe or chase butterflies (okay, maybe I still do that) but I can't even begin to express how it soothes my soul to know that I could call up this gal, ask her to model for me and without any words expressed we know to meet the other in that same field that we always ran to.
Tomorrow is going to be a very full day spent in the darkroom, catching up on the last of my prints for these two wonderful people. So, in anticipation I thought I would finally get around to doing a blog post. Keep in mind that I won't be sharing our adventures of the day, but rather my relationship to Rachel and Tom, since I foresee a second blog post (including film pictures) in the near future - but until then, I hope this can hold you over.
Huh.. Where to begin?
Well, Rachel and I have a unique kind of friendship. The type that can connect you, no matter how far apart you may be or how long it's been since you've seen each other last. It's jam packed full of inside jokes, fantastic memories and a whole lot of lifetime milestones together. Tom, on the other hand, I have "known" of most of my life but have never actually talking with or getting to know (shout out to my awkward/shy pre-teen self) until he and Rachel began dating. Let me say, I have never seen a couple complete each other as Rachel and Tom do. You can see (visually and emotionally), so simply, how their lives intertwine and how where one may struggle the other encourages and supports them. It's so amazing.
Their engagement came as no shock to me, but it did come with a tsunami of happiness. I mean, my best friend is getting married! To top it all off, we are getting married two freaking weeks apart, that's pretty exciting stuff! Plus, we are marrying two of the coolest guys around (sorry ladies).
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