The thing about friendships that is both exhilarating and frustrating is that there is no golden rule that disallows you to love people outside of your city or province.
I know this is obviously a good thing. But it can be hard when you realize there are people out there that you could spend days on end with and they don’t live anywhere near you. Kate and Jay are two of those people for us. Back in the summer we drove up north in Ontario to meet them for a pregnancy and bridal session. Kate and I had never met but instead we connected through her sister initially over our shared love of photography. Finally getting to spend some time with her was wonderful and overdue. We started out by photographing in her backyard, a beautiful forest. The funny thing is, even though Kate remembers feeling very pregnant at the time she barely looked it. The second portion of our time together in the summer was a bridal session with her husband Jay. We spent the duration of the cloudy sunset at their cottage beach, making poor Jay colder and colder. He did as great of a job bearing the temperature as Kate did hiding her growing baby under her wedding dress. The rest of our evening was spent chatting over homemade pizza with her sister Emily and nephew Jack while being entertained by stories of Jay’s childhood. We were reluctant to leave the next day, wishing that our cottages were next door to each other. It seems now that our families hanging out over homemade pizza might become a bit of a tradition, and we’re happy to have them (Emily and Jack included) in our lives, living close to us or not.
Emily Hood says
We love you Jenna & Tristan. LOVE. I can’t wait for more homemade pizza and late nights. These photos are delicious.
so many gorgeous images, 7 and 10 are my favorites. really, really, loved this post! you guys are the real deal.
Kate Hood says
We do love you guys…and you are the real deal. Thank you for being here for all of most important stuff. We are very lucky to have you two, oh so talented friends in our lives. Both you, Jenna and Tristan are dedicated, passionate, enlightened photographers.
Shawn Moreton says
Great photos of two great people! :)