Friendship- the dictionary defines it this way…
The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends. synonyms:relationship, close relationship, attachment, mutual attachment, association, bond, tie, link, union;
I think this is a perfect way of describing the Friendship i’ve enjoyed with Charles. When I go through these images my heart fills with memories, joy and a friendship that hasn’t been broken. I met Charles when I was in college- he was my first real friend. He didn’t care that I had an accent, or no clue what I was doing, he was chill, helped me figure out how to use my camera and always had us laughing.
So here we are 10 years later… He is dating this incredible person that brings out the best in him, the one that makes him smile from ear to ear, the one that supports him on his adventures, the person that sees his strengths an then shows him there is even more. Aileen you are perfect for him, so happy we met.
Ricardo and I were heading back to Toronto for a family visit, but as you can tell by the pictures, our trusty friends ( Cameras “lol’”) were with us. I called Charles and said, hey it’s been a few years since we’ve hung out, but I have this idea- would you be up for a shoot. No hesitation, just like the old days, he said’ I’m down just tell me where and when and we’ll be there. I said perfect meet me at The Scarborough Bluffs in Toronto…
And let me tell you- it’s the hardest task to take pictures of another photographer ( we are so weird- we take pictures of others all day, but then being in front of the camera is another story), but anyways- Aileen stole the show- she was elegant, and funny and classy and so in love with Charles, that it made this shoot one to remember.
Thank you for always being my friend!