I recently had the opportunity to do a bestie shoot with these two fairies.
It made me think about how important our first friendships are! I have so many memories from my best friend in Kindy. My family were academics and her family were musicians and they taught me about worlds different from my own like art, instruments and concerts. I learnt so much from that friendship; confidence & independence and that I could love people outside of my own family. I also remember the feeling when they moved overseas and how it felt to lose my best friend. We have been very lucky to meet up a lot over the years and that friendship is still part of what makes me who I am!
It doesn’t matter if they are brief or last a lifetime, they are all unique and we learn something from each of them. So when Candy got in touch with me and asked if I could help her to capture some photos with her daughter Indi and her best friend, you can imagine how excited I was.
Indi met her bestie in daycare and the two quickly became firm friends. Some of their favourite things are fairies and tea parties. They helped each other settle into the new world of school and being away from home. This shoot was to celebrate their friendship but also as a way to say farewell. Indi's bestie was about to embark on a new chapter moving over to the East coast. What an honour it was to be part of their world for an afternoon and be able to photograph some special memories of their friendship. I’m sure these two won’t be parted for too long and I hope they have many more adventures together in the future.
Here's some words from Indi's mum:
"Thank you so much Sarita for capturing the most amazingly beautiful moments of our little fairy 'besties'. These are more than just photos...they are exquisite treasures - I can't stop looking at them. Not just gorgeous pictures of our children, but memories that we will cherish always. A first true friendship is something so special and it really comes through in the photos - I'm so glad Indi will have these to look back on. "
"Indi’s little friend is moving away soon, and this whole experience has been such an important part of making that transition a little easier for both of them. More than just a photo shoot, they got to spend an entire afternoon being fairies, wearing princess crowns and holding hands (all the things that besties love to do) … and when they miss each other, we have the whole story of their playdate in the ‘fairy forest’ all set out in beautiful photos that we can look through and talk about."
"They had so much fun they didn’t even notice the camera after a little while and thought you were one of the gang!"
Do you have a special friendship that you would like captured?