Cari and I met freshman year of college and she had great style and was sarcastic and funny and she looked like she stepped out of a Botticelli painting. A handful of years later, she was set up with John, a friend of a friend, they fell in love, traveled a lot in their first year of marriage, and then got surprised by the most intelligent, funny, beautiful baby girl. This is Iris and the Eddys. Also starring the beautiful paper bird that Cari made and hung over the crib.
I’ve probably shared this anecdote before when I’ve shared photos of the Scobys, but one of the golden moments in our history together was when I was shooting Christy’s bridal portrait over 5 years ago. Charlotte was a newborn, and for some reason, I think my sitter cancelled or something, but they said, “bring her to the shoot!” and while we were shooting this little newborn was crying and having blowouts, and Christy’s mom and sister were holding her and changing her diaper! I was really embarrassed at the time, but now, it seems totally natural. They are like my extended family of most beloved people I have known through photographing them. When I walked in to meet little baby Annabelle for the first time, I saw Christy’s mom, and all of us just sat down and caught up before getting going on shooting. It’s pretty beautiful to have memories of these two as young college grads, and see them go through owning a business, medical school, two kids. I love you Scobys, and I love you, beautiful little Annabelle.