Friend, you have shown me what it is to be there, even when you don’t need to. You are loyal, thoughtful, kind and generous. Thank you for loving me through the messy, encouraging me through the rough, and supporting me in my dreaming. Your attention to detail shows just how much you care about the small things – those things that most people take for granted. I do not have a sister, but if I did, I imagine her to be much like you.

I’ve said it before, but I can’t say it enough – you have become such an imperative part of my team. You are the most amazing second shooter I could hope for. Every year I see your passion grow for this industry; you’ve fumbled through with me in our uniquely graceful ways of learning and teaching. You’ve loved me despite my imperfections, and you’ve selflessly done for me and my beloved family and clients what I’ve never even had to ask of you. You are a true friend, and I cherish you and our friendship so much.

You are truly beautiful from your heart, to your freckles, to your jet black hair, speckled with flecks of gray. Your smile lights up these frames and my days; thank you for sharing it, even when you may be hurting inside. You inspire me to be a better mother, friend, photographer, and human being. Although we are not considered sisters by blood, I am honored to call you a sister in my heart.

“Find your tribe. You know the ones that make you feel the most you. The ones that lift you up and help you remember who you really are. The ones that remind you that a blip in the road is just that, a blip. They are the ones that when you walk out of the room, they make you feel like a better person than when you walked in. They are the ones that even if you don’t see them face-to-face as often as you’d like, you see them heart-to-heart. You know that kind of tribe? Who’s your tribe?” – Jennifer Pastiloff   You are my tribe. You are my friend. You are my sister.

P.S. Check out Brittney’s Etsy shop when you’re thinking about Christmas gifts! All of my newborn tiebacks, hats, outfits, and wraps (not to mention all of my daughter’s tie-backs) come from Knotty Wear by Brittney. She’s super quick, talented, and treats her customers like gold!

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