Hello, hello! Thank you for all of the birthday wishes this week. I turned 26 on the 17th and spent the weekend prior celebrating in Los Angeles with my friend Nicole. We both love photos so we took advantage of the warm weather and beautiful beaches to take a few best friend photos with a local photographer.
Nicole moved to Los Angeles in the fall and I have been dying to visit her ever since. Even though we’ve seen each other briefly every month since she left, it was really nice to have a whole weekend in her new home town. For my birthday celebration we booked a room, enjoyed dinner out at a handful of delicious restaurants, went shopping, and even made the biggest clothing purchase of my life (more details coming soon).
Nicole and I met at cheer try-outs in high school. I immediately fell in love with Nicole’s adorable freckles and we were the best of friends ever since. Throughout our friendship we have enjoyed MANY photo shoots. In high school my next door neighbor was a photographer. I loved trading babysitting hours for photoshoots with my friends, consequently, Nicole and I have taken quite a few photos together. Now, I love that Nicole and I essentially have yearly best-friend shoots. We have coined our own signature poses (like eskimo kissing and pretending we’re having a really funny conversation). We’ve even learned each other’s good sides and what sort of lighting works for our different skin tones. I like to think our experience is similar to Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, ha (;
A girls’ weekend in southern California is the perfect way to welcome another year of life. I already have so many exciting plans for the next year (including a site revamp), I can’t wait to share more details and of course see the surprises the year has to offer. If 26 is as magical as 25 I am one lucky girl!