Here's the whole story. Well, not the whole story. But here's what you need to know.
Sometime in late 2006 I joined a "mommy board" to chat with other moms who had March 2007 babies. Suuuper long story short, I met Tanis on the March '07 mom
my board. She stood out to me as witty, insanely smart, and overall just awesome. Over the years we became close, mostly chatting online with the occasional phone call. We had a bit in common, but mostly I think what drew us to each other was our differences. We have very complimentary personalities. In 2008 she came out to California allll the way from Saskatoon (that's in Canada!) twice to visit. And in 2009 we met up with our significant others for a vacation in Napa. Then in 2010 something major happened. We both got pregnant at the same time. AGAIN. So I got to share my angry pregnancy months with one of my very best friends. It was truly special. We both had girls (AGAIN) in July of 2011. And our babies met earlier this year when we got together in Arizona.
And so, here we are now. About 6 years from when I first saw this chick in my computer... I had the amazing opportunity to fly up to Saskatoon and photograph Tanis and her family last week. Admittedly I was a little nervous before the session. No pressure or anything, just in another country photographing someone super important! ;) Anyway, I think we did good. I'm just in love with their photos. Maybe it's because I know them? Maybe it's because they are beautiful? Or maybe I just have "a really nice camera". Haha.
Here you go, my friend. It warms me to see your beautiful family +2 from when we first "met". Love you, and thank you for being my friend.