My dearest, sweetest, bestest friend in the entire world lives a 5 hour flight from me.

It’s torture.

Major life events are often missed simply because it’s too expensive and too far to fly in for a weekend…

So when I found out that Abey and Matt were engaged, I knew that I had to make a point of making it to as many wedding-related events as possible.

Last weekend I hopped on a plane to LA, and surprised Abey at her bridal shower.

She screamed in the restaurant.  It was awesome.

Matt and I also conspired to put together an engagement session as part of her gift.  I hired the amazing Amy Clark for hair and make up, and we trekked off to the edge of the LA River to create these images.

I hope you enjoy!

And incidentally — all of these images were created on film — a first for me!

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Tara