I attended high school with Meshell and Katie. Drop dead gorgeous, charming, intelligent and the very definition of popular… I wanted to dislike them so much.
But I couldn’t in high school, and I still can’t now. I adore them.
These aren’t mean girls in any way shape or form. They aren’t the stereotypical queen bee’s that crush your spirit under their 4 inch heels. These are two of the most genuinely sweet and humble ladies you might ever have the pleasure of meeting.
And their friendship is seriously to die for.
Last week Katie wrote on Meshell’s facebook wall:
“Dear Meeshy, You’re pretty and nice and work hard and just perfect. What a lucky girl I am to have you as my best friend.“
And that’s typical. I’m fairly certain the copious amounts of pep talks and compliments they give each other on Facebook are just the tip of the iceberg. Spending a few hours with them during this shoot solidified my belief that these two girls have one of the greatest friendships of all time. Cupcakes, glitter, dancing, fashion and big hair are just the icing on the cake of a friendship built on support and love.
Meshell and Katie, thank you for the opportunity to capture this stage of your friendship with these images. I hope you treasure them and some day your daughters will look at these and know just how special your friendship is – and hope for a similar friendship of their own. — xo, Katie
“Leave Our Boyfriends Behind” by Leona Naess