A Special Friendship

Fannie and Shaye have been best friends for 20 years and have two adorable little girls, Madeline and Cheyenne, who were born only a few months apart.  They live hundreds of miles apart, and were together for just a few days so while they were here we got to set up a special photo session for the girls.  Here are some of my favorites…

One special shot that Mom requested was of Madeline with their guitar.   At three months old and not young enough to curl up with guitar, and not quite old enough to sit up with it, either, I knew it would be a tough shot to achieve.  But little one decided she was ready for a nap JUST in time, and we were able to get this picture of her, right before she woke up again…


I’m so thankful to have been asked to photograph such a great time in the lives of these two families!  Fannie and Shaye, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your beautiful girls, and your special friendship.  Fannie, I hope to see you again sometime soon… maybe a special visit for her first birthday?  I’ll take the birthday party pictures!  🙂

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29 Responses to A Special Friendship

  1. Shaye says:

    Marvelous!! You are so talented!! God Bless!! So thankful and pleased that you captured such memories for years to come!!!

  2. Ana Diaz says:

    So beautiful! Love these.

  3. Jeff says:

    Great pictures Shaye and Fannie! You all look beautiful!

  4. Dawne says:

    These are awesome! Shaye u are even more beautiful as a mother. Rina, u did great!!

  5. Debi says:

    These are beautiful!

  6. Teresa says:

    What beautiful blue-eyed babies. Love them all and yes, love the guitar picture. Very talented photographer – capturing a toddler having fun!

  7. Stephanie says:

    So cute!! Beautiful moms and babies! You are an amazing photographer!

  8. Andria says:

    Beautiful momma with beautiful babies!
    Wonderful photos, I adore the guitar one!

  9. deborah says:

    great work at your craft Rina!

    • Rina says:

      Thank you , Deborah! It’s so rewarding, taking pictures of such special moments as these! Me and one of my best friends were pregnant at the same time, and had our children close together, too, so it was really special to get these shots with best friends in a similar time of their lives.

  10. Grandma Betty says:

    Sweet baby girls! Moms are nice too, but my,my,my those blue-eyed babes are stunning. Great photography!

  11. Great Photos Shaye! Great job Rina!

  12. stacy wayne says:

    These photos are totally awesome! I love the one with Madeline on the guitar.. precious little niece of mine!!

  13. ashley says:

    I love all these! I know Shaye was really pleased!

  14. Alex says:

    So adorable Shaye!! Madeline has beautiful eyes!

  15. Sheila says:

    These pictures are amazing. The infants faces are so expressive. Such beautiful blue eyed little girls. My favorite is of Shaye gently kissing Maddie, which completely captures a mother’s love for her child.. Absolutely Stunning pictures!

  16. Rina says:

    WordPress needs a “like” button. Thank you, for your kind words, everyone!

  17. Sheila says:

    Very creative photography! Cheyenne slightly smiling as she lifts a blanket, Maddie sleeping sweetly with the guitar. These pictures are truly a work of art! I know Fannie & Shaye must be thrilled. Great job Rina.

  18. Greg Arias says:

    Wow, great pictures and such incredibly beautiful ladies and babies. Thanks for the link Shaye !

  19. Debbie Bunn says:

    I must say that these are without a doubt,the best photographs I have ever seen.Very beautiful mommies and babies.Such great color and so “life-like”.Awsome!!
    MUCH LOVE TO FANNIE,SHAYE,AND BABIES!

  20. Stunning pictures. My favorite is Shaye gently kissing Maddie that captures a mother’s love for her child.

  21. Rachel Wayne says:

    These pictures are stunning! I especially love the first one that captures the mothers with their daughters, but everyone together. It’s such a blessing for best friends to see each other’s children come into the world and be able to raise their children together. Their daughters will probably grow up to be best friends, too! LOL. That picture is priceless.

  22. Shannon Radford-Hughes says:

    Beautiful! Period, point blank!

  23. Sarah Vaughn says:

    What AMAZING Pics Shaye!!!! I Love The One of You & Her It Just Shows The Love You Have For Her!!!

  24. The photo’s are AWESOME!! Shaye, you and Madeline are so beautiful. The photo that touched my heart is you gently kissing Madeline there is SO much Love there!! I also love the photo of her on the guitar …precious!!! Rina thumbs up to you (AMAZING JOB)!!

    • Rina says:

      Thank you, Cesley, that’s definitely my favorite picture, too… what a beautiful moment between a mom and her baby, I’m SO BLESSED that God allows me to witness and capture moments like that. They speak to my heart in so many ways.

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