I met a fellow Beloved photographer back in May when I posted about her misfortune with the local photographic community over her choice in shooting Beloved sessions- see here.
We have since had a whirl wind of a friend ship and I cannot EVER express how lucky I am to have her in my life.
She is hysterically funny and without making her snort laugh, is the perfect addition to my best friend Bridget and my friendship – just add one! (It’s ok that one was for Hope)
A week ago, I had a crazy idea to have a Beloved session with my best friend Bridget as she is moving to Melbourne and I myself am about to move to Coffs Harbour. Other ends of the country just about. She didn’t jump at the chance, she threw herself and all her ideas at it. I love that about her- she gets as ridiculously excited about crazy ideas as I do!
Yesterday was D day and I met Hope before Bridget arrived. She had NO idea what we had planned for the afternoon. She arrived thinking we were going to have a post exam lunch at our old rowing shed and talk about old times together… mwah ha ha hahaaaaa…..
When she arrived and saw Hope her face was priceless, a mix of why is she here and oh dear god what have you planned. After sitting in the car, eating lunch and pretending we were back in college at lunch time, we got down to the serious stuff…
We weren’t disappointed.
I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe and that was just for the contemporary interpretive dance Hope does before her sessions. Then we got into things. We are a pair that laugh everything off which is thrown at us, but leave us to our own devices and make us bring out the lovey dovey feelings and the flood gates apparently open.
We laughed, we cried and we laughed a whole lot more! Hope has a knack of drawing out emotions, personality and charactor in each individual person and capturing it to perfection. When I look at these images, I can’t tell you how much I see of the past 17 years of Bridget and I in them. Its uncanny!
I can not wait to share some of the images with you all… so in the meantime you’ll have to head over to the BEAUTIFUL blog of Hope Copeland Photography and see for yourself.