Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless!

At the end of June, I got together with Miriam and her friends for a fun shoot at the beach.  When Miriam first mentioned to me that she wanted to do a shoot with her friends to thank them for their friendship this past year, I thought to myself…wow, what a FUN and GREAT idea! Really, what a great way to remember who was really important and prominent in your life over the past year.  I definitely should make a point of doing that more with my friends too. After all, we need to slowdown and appreciate the people around us. Thanks for reminding me of that Miriam!  The day of the shoot finally came and we drove out to the beach!  The weather was great and the water was sooo beautifully calm…however, the mosquitoes…well let’s just say I’ve never had that many mosquitoes on me EVER in BRIGHT DAYLIGHT SUN!!!  It seriously was the biggest mosquito fest you’ve ever seen! And let me also just say that these guys kept it together soo well that you’d never know looking at the photos!  We each had a lifetime of mosquito bites…the mosquitoes were horrible to say the least! But we were all troopers and were not going to let the mosquitoes ruin our fun…so we shot for as long as we could before finally giving in! lol  I’m so happy with the photos and I was really happy to meet Miriam’s friends…they are all awesome people!  Thanks Miriam, Simon, Carlos, April and Carolyn…I had so much fun with you all!  Enjoy the photos! 🙂

They had a stone skipping contest…

Carlos won! haha

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“Most people come into our lives and quickly leave. It is the special few that come in and leave a footprint in our hearts and we are forever changed.”