Sometimes you have people hop directly into the middle of your life.
Of course, usually there are individuals who run the typical timeline of introduction to acquaintance, then potentially friendship.
Then there are Kindred Spirits.
People who feel like they’ve always been a part of your life, and probably always will.
I met Chloe for the first time when I was around thirteen. We hit it off (she, my dearest, bestest cousin Emily, and I) over an afternoon of Lord of the Rings debates. It is a story well told and re-told, so I will not belabor the point here.
Suffice it to say, that due to rather fortuitous (read providential) wedding shenanigans, Chloe (and Darling Ruby) were once again introduced into my life.
The relationship between hair stylist and bride MUST be one of mutual respect and trust.
As Cousin Joth learned the hard way.
Chloe made it down to visit for a girls’ weekend, and her companionship was just what a bosom friend’s ought to be.
And as we are women in possession of cameras, well…
She’s a babe.
And obviously Snow White.
I guess that leaves me with Rose Red.
(The top two photos must be credited to the ever talented, Rachel Clarke)