this pretty girl that you are about to see in the pictures below is kristy, one of my very best friends. i’m probably more sentimental than most, and i’m definitely feeling sappy as i looked through the pictures from this session. i had a smile plastered on my face the entire time that i was looking through them. one thing that i hold as a personal belief is that the people that are important in my life should know how much i love and appreciate them, and i would like to share a little bit about kristy with you.
kristy is an inspiration. she has raised her two beautiful sons into intelligent, kind, funny young men. she is gorgeous, obviously. her smile lights up a room. i was lucky enough to have the good fortune of working with her many years ago at caterpillar, and she brought smiles and laughter to my days previously filled with grease and steel – the glory of working in a manufacturing shop. since we met, we have been through many ups and downs of life together. through it all, she has been there for me, and i can’t express how much that means. she is tough, smart, hilarious, honest (which i appreciate, most of the time!), and loved very much.
i warned you that i was about to get sappy.
her oldest son, kioentre (known affectionately as kee), is a superstar sports player. he is good at every sport he plays, and he is sure to get some awesome scholarships in the next year or two. he has some mad styles, which i encouraged kristy to have him show in these photos. his personality shows through his creative and unique attire, and his joy shows through his bright, wide smiles and goofy faces. i definitely love to show people’s true personalities in their photos – not just posed & formal cookie-cutter stances – and i believe that kee did a great job of just being himself in these photos.
kyrese (or ky) is kristy’s younger son, and he is as sweet as can be. he is a year older than my son olin, and they have been friends since they were toddlers. ky is on the quiet side, but you can see his sweetness seeping through his chocolate brown eyes that melt me every time i see them. this child could always get anything he wanted by smiling at a woman.
enough talking – here are the photos. enjoy!