Kindred
by Bonnie & Lauren




Bonnie & Lauren are kindred spirits. This blog is a collection of current projects, favorite photos, and mad love.

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Sometimes I try to imagine that feeling, the one that must overwhelm and uplift and crush and fill you with hope and fear and a love you’ve never known. That feeling, the one that comes from bringing life into the world, is something I hope to know one day, though it scares the hell out of me (and I think that’s a good thing).

Christine and Paul are in the throws of new parenthood and it looks really good on them. Their little Henry is a bundle of cuteness, even in crying mode. I loved looking at their catalog of family photos, beautifully displayed on their living room wall. It was kind of surreal to see their family history while photographing Henry, who is part of their family future.

On a related note, just yesterday I made some prints for them at their request!

See more on our story site, www.bonnienandlauren.com

— B

We’re excited to announce that we are displaying all-new personal work with The Brooklyn Collective on the theme of “modern romance” at Sky Gallery on August 4th. 

The Brooklyn Collective is eleven wedding photographers (including Bonnie and myself) dedicated to changing the conversation about relationship photography, exploring the wedding image as art, and offering inspiration and education to the photography community.  

What I love about this show is that we as wedding photographers photograph images of modern romance every day for our clients. This show challenges us to define what modern romance personally means to us (it’s a lot harder than I thought!)

I hope to see you there!

—L

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WHO: The Brooklyn Collective

Photographers are: Bonnie Burke, Kirra Cheers, Fiona Conrad, Chaz Cruz, Karen Kristian Dickey, Lev Kuperman, Spencer Lum, Vik Manchanda, Katie Osgood, Priya Patel, Lauren Slusher

WHATModern Romance is a living exhibit by The Brooklyn Collective to appear at multiple venues. It is an exploration of the changing cultural landscape as technology redefines human interaction and romance. At our inaugural event at the Sky Gallery, we will be exhibiting new collections, all seen for the first time.

WHERE: Sky Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn

WHEN: August 4 from 6-9 p.m.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/689450334441590/ 

Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
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Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L
Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2
………………………..
Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.
For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”
—L

Kim & Kevin, 1 of 2

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Right after they said “I do,” Kevin did this really sweet thing. He leaned his forehead against Kim’s, cupped his hands around her eyes and made blinders, so they could only see each other.

For a few moments, they kept their hands cupped around each other’s eyes, and only looked at each other, as if to say, “It’s just you and me. Everything else is noise.”

—L

This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B
This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.
Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.
I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!— B

This weekend my sister Rachael graduated with her Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland - College Park. I am proud and in awe of her. I went down to stay with her for a long weekend, and one night we were out in DC with some of her female colleagues, all of whom are older than Rachael. For a few minutes, I was a fly on the wall as they all talked about work. They viewed her as a peer. Everyone in our group, including myself, looked at Rachael and saw a grown woman. But I feel lucky, because I also see the little girl who climbed trees higher than me and drew all over herself with Crayola markers. It made me well up a bit. I’m so proud to be her big sister.

Sap aside, the weekend was really beautiful. Rachael graduated on a sunny Friday, and then we went to lunch with my family and her girlfriend Ashley, followed by kayaking in the Potomac River with Ashley’s dogs!! Aren’t they cute? The X-Men dog (one blue eye, one brown eye) is a rescue named Murphy. Ashley found her in the woods and nursed her back to health. I can’t wait to do rescue a few dogs of my own in Austin.

I hope ya’ll are enjoying this long weekend too. Happy Memorial Day! And ILY Roo!

— B

Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B
Emily & Henry, 1/3………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 
I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.
The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 

— B

Emily & Henry, 1/3
………………………..

The night I met Emily and Henry, I was nursing a Hunger Games hangover. 

I’d just read the series for the first time at record speed. One night on the subway I ended up at 125th street when I meant to get off at 59th because Katniss had just been stung by mutated wasps. I told Emily that to Quell the Hunger (double reference!), I watched the movies and was contemplating reading the series again. She works in publishing, so she understood. We laughed. It was a slightly embarrassing way to make a first impression, but soon we became engrossed in her wedding plans with Henry. She whispered about her pink dress so that he wouldn’t hear, and they sat close all night. It was obvious that their love for each other was true and tender. Lauren and I left excited for March 22.

Later that evening, Emily sent a follow-up email listing thirteen young adult dystopian novels that I should read. It was a small gesture, but it was so thoughtful.

The night of their wedding, her sister’s toast included a bit about how thoughtful and generous Emily is. It struck me because even though I haven’t known them long, I knew it to be true. And I can see it in both of them. I saw it in the way they treated their families and friends. Their wedding was beautiful and unique and communal and so very generous. I’m looking forward to seeing how their lives unfold together. 
— B

SXSW is a beautifully cacaphonous scene and hard to navigate, so I was lucky to have the direction of shooting part of KEXP’s showcase at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin.

Hurray for the Riff Raff is awesome. I love modern folk musicians who are able to respect the traditions of a genre while bringing in their own unique sound.

Please check them out and I also recommend reading this interview Alynda did with NPR.

-L