The people in these pictures are some of the most special people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Kelsey was my roommate for quite a while (and I still miss living with her!); Ryan and Margaret are fellow creatives whom I met in school; Josh is one of the funniest and most thoughtful people I know, and we just sort of got to know each other through mutual friends; and Ben is Margaret's wonderfully talented fiancé. You can see Paige in a couple of the photos, she's also a former roommate and dear friend, and she was sweet enough to help move some of the furniture in her truck. I don't honestly think this will be the last time we all hang out together, but I know these moments will be few and far between as we all get older and make bigger career decisions. I guess I should just be grateful that we got Ryan back from Slovakia before Margaret moved. Otherwise we'd be missing a vital part of this friend group!
Change is inevitable (and healthy), but it's still sad knowing we can't just plan a last minute coffee date any day of the week anymore. I'll also really miss having her around to second shoot at weddings with me. Maybe if I book some weddings in Nashville, we can still work that out! I have several friends in other cities now (even two close girlfriends in Nashville), and I've been able to maintain those friendships through texting, social media, and occasional visits. I don't think it will be any different with Margaret, so I guess the next step is planning my first trip up to see her new apartment. Then the next step is going to Charleston to WATCH HER GET MARRIED! Ben is a truly lucky dude.
I hope you all enjoyed the photo story! I haven't done anything like that since my photo journalism classes in college, so it was nice to just "document" rather than try to set things up. I hope I didn't annoy everyone too much ;). It will be nice to look back on these and remember that special breakfast. We were all together just doing what we do best: eating, laughing, discussing semi-important things, and making Kelsey uncomfortable with our stories.