Sitting in the backseat of the car as Leah drove away from the location we were shooting at, the music was loud and we all sat in a completely chilled, wordless atmosphere; drinking our root beer (or gatorade for Leah) and eating our candy. I started laughing. Leah turned down the radio and Luke said “What?” …. Leah followed with “Is it the song?”
“No” I said “I was thinking about how no matter how things have changed, no matter how different we all are, no matter how completely different things turned out than we expected…. we can still ride in car, not saying a word, but not needing too either. Because we’re still us, and I like that.”
“Me too.” they both added.
So for most people, the idea of their two best friends dating each other is a little weird. There’s that 3rd party idea that makes things totally awkward.
Well, in January of this year, my two best friends start dating each other. And for the first 24 hours, it was like “…okay…” and then the next day it was as normal as it had ever been.
I’ve known Luke and Leah for years. Literally.
With Luke, I have spent weeks painting a room that was supposed to take us 3 days. We saw Gavin DeGraw in concert. We’ve watching countless hours of ESPN, yelled at Final Four games, spent weeks of our lives in Southeast Asia, watched Disney classics through 14 hour long plane rides, and rode Elephants together. And that’s just scratching the surface.
With Leah, I’ve spent countless hours analyzing the world around us, I got a tattoo, fulfilled my dream of going to Cambodia, and several other things I shouldn’t list in this post. Haha.
They’re my best friends.
So when I was given the opportunity to do their photos before Leah returns to Kansas City in a few weeks, I was delighted.