tara is my dear friend. it sounds strange, but we’ve only met in person one time, and that was 10 years ago. since then, we’ve exchanged our life stories and stayed in pretty constant touch — sharing in one another’s joys, hard times, and lots of big and little moments of our lives. when we found out that her husband’s job would bring her to DC for a few days, we were so excited to finally be able to spend some “real” time together and for our families to meet. then, i ended up in the hospital with kidney stones (the. worst.) and thought maybe it wasn’t going to work out. they passed about a day and a half later and we still got to pick them up and spend a couple of days with them. so grateful! from the moment they got in our car they won zoe’s heart and we spent the car ride laughing and for me, knowing, that our time together was going to be pretty special. i was right. even though there wasn’t much to “catch up” on, we could have talked for 47 hours straight, i think.
tara is also a photographer in denver and so we were planning on putting our creative minds together and having some fun photographing one another. with the whole kidney stone ordeal, it didn’t work out like we planned but we still did a quick shoot in our backyard. this is what 15 minutes, a campfire, snow flurries, a guitar, one of the most beautiful voices you’ve ever heard, and a lot of love gave us.