I could cry as I type this… Maddie and I have known each other since high school. We became friends in one of those particularly tough seasons when the perfect person walks into your life at the perfect time. After high school, life happened and we lost touch. She went South; I went North. But, we kept up with each other via social media, and I was so excited when I saw that Jordan (her tall, dark, and handsome boyfriend) had popped the question!
So we reconnected. Met halfway in St. Petersburg and adventured around downtown taking photographs and catching up on the past 7 years.. I love photography for so many reasons but especially because of the way it connects and reconnects me to people and their unique stories.
Here’s what I saw on a clear day in St. Petersburg with the two kindest souls:
Maddie’s grandfather owned a store in St. Pete once upon a time. Many years later, his sign was discovered and restored when they were doing construction downtown. Maddie requested that we take a photo in front of it, as she won’t be an “Ermatinger” for much longer.