This is my childhood best friend, Ali. She and I met in our fifth grade classroom and have been close ever since then. We crushed on Troy Bolton and learned all the dance moves to High School Musical together, wore gauchos with skechers together, had braces together, dreamed of someday owning a pink razor phone together, and now we have big girl careers... How in the world did that happen?!
She is the one friend in my life that I am surprised that I stayed so close with because we are SO different. She's book smart and I'm.... definitely and artist. She's more conservative and I'm more liberal. She's graduating with a science degree and I am taking a break from school to pursue my artistic passions. She loves dressing up and I'm more of Jeans and T Shirt kind of gal. She makes friends everywhere we go (even the taco bell drive through) and everyone thinks I hate them because I have "resting bitch face". With all those differences I don't have a friend that I can confide in like I can with her or a friend that can make me laugh harder than her.
I was so honored when she asked me to do her college graduation photos up north on the NAU campus. I have to say- this session is a winner.