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Love Thursday:  Friendship

Jen Gray and Andrea, Manzanita Beach, Oregon, August 11, 2008.

Last week, I took a short holiday with several women -- some of whom I knew prior to my trip, some of whom I didn't.  It didn't matter -- we all got on like a house on fire.

On the second day, we all trouped down to the beach to take in the sun and shoot some photos.  Two of the women, Jen and Andrea (also a Shutter Sisters contributor!), have been friends and soulsisters for a long time, and knowing this, I asked them if they'd let me take their picture.

The women immediately agreed, and they did the standard cheek-to-cheek friend photo pose we all do, and I took a few shots.  And then, suddenly, they pulled back and regarded each other, happily and soulfully.

And I quickly took the shot above.

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Happy Love Thursday, all.  Please leave your links to your images and words of love in the comments section, below -- and check out the great friendships captured by eky_lane and yaznotjaz and uploaded in the Shutter Sisters Flickr pool

And may you soulfully regard your true friends today.

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Reader Comments (50)

Ohhh I love how they regarded each other...Beautiful shot!

Here's my contribution:

Happy LT :)
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanya
What a great photo -- friendship can be such a beautiful thing!

This Thursday, I love how much my kids love each other:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Potter

my eighteen year old son and his nephew. friends, even more than friends.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermargie
they look like true sisters to me. there's a lot of knowing & understanding in their eyes.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergonzomama
I wrote about listening to friends. I love the photo today.

Happy Love Thursday!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKath Stewart
What a stunning photograph! Two beautiful women.

I hope these fellas might be friends one day. Although, distance might make that impossible:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentershelli
What a great story - friends new and old...

My photo is my best friend who happens to be my husband.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie
This is one of my favoritest images. I hope that these little girls stay friends forever. It's funny looking at it. You don't know if they knew each other before or this was a chance encounter. Isn't it great how little kids can make instantaneous connections and friendships?
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAbra
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Karen what a wonderful look on their faces!

mine is of the canine variety-such a special friend
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterELK
My neices...sisters make the best kind of friends.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteranita
Oh...and I've often wondered about the friendship of these women. I took this shot as they left the Cimeterie du Montmartre in Paris. They were definitely not there as tourists but to visit a loved one.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteranita
What a beautiful photo. It tells such an amazing story of friendship. I thought I'd stay on the theme of friendship and pulled one of my favorite photos from my photostream.

That's my Great Neice Alyssa and her best friend Colin. They're nearly 1 year apart to the day and have been friends since she was a baby. Alyssa says that one day they'll get married because they're already best friends. She's wise beyond her years.

Happy Love Thursday everyone.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBet
such a source on inspiration here; some amazing, amazing photographs!
mine: jumping
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAscenderRisesAbove
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridget
On our eight year wedding anniversary this week our almost three year old son told us he wanted to have been at our wedding. We're kind of proud that he wasn't seeing as how WE were each at our parents' weddings, in utero. =)

One thing's for sure though...he's made our little family quite complete.

Happy love Thursday!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlora
What a great shot; I love my friends!!! Here's mine...although not of friends:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanet
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKrista
What better friend can a little girl have than Grandma?

Happy Love Thursday!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCocoa
What a wonderful theme for today. And I love the photo that you've selected. It shows so much love and sisterhood!

Just yesterday I found a photo that is perfect for this post, with me and two friends. It's so lovely when friends are together, sharing an experience that is perfect:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertangobaby
My friend Steph is one of the most accepting people I know. Love this about her. Here's a photo of my friend:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertonya
My contribution is from last summer when I took my son to my hometown for a week and everyone was there for summer homecoming weekend. Girlfriends "played" while our son's played.

It was a bittersweet trip because upon my return home, one girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, a year later she's cancer free!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula
Beautiful. Here's my contribution this week. My wee nephew totally crushing on a little girl :)
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeanine
What wonderful pictures you are all sharing today!

Here's my 13 year old and the dear friend he sees about once a year when our families vacation together. They slide right back into the friendship they've shared since infancy -- just as we Moms of these 2 do!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
It's been a while, but I finally have one to share!

Love today's photo...what a great capture.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpsumommy
<a href="">love thursday: Puppy Luv</a>

Today I have featured an old friend of ours, that is probably not going to live much longer. Her name is Sadie, and she has been a faithful dog to us over the past (almost) 13 years.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBlazey
I love Love Thursday! My photo is a different kind of friendship. The friendship between a Mimi and an Olivia :) Happy birth day Olivia!

p.s. apparently there are some true-to-life Shutter Sisters that are my neighbors here in Oregon. Hope to meet you one day soon :)
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin-bird
Sleeping kitties, a perfect Love Thursday picture.

Happy Love Thursday!

What a lovely post! I love the photo.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenty
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJanine
Oh, so funny to say that my husband is my best friend, but honestly, even through all the yuck we have been going through this year, he's the person I always want to call when I have great news or the person I want to go check out that new restaurant with. Last night, we did just that. There's a cute shot of us in there...

Even though he gets under my skin, I still love my buddy... my husband.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSugar
What lovely pics of friendship and love.
Here's mine, taken in India this spring.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmma Biskupski
The fire
of friendship
burns still.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjfrancis
Good friend share their ice cream. Most of the time.
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen
just posted mine.
love this challenge.
thank you!
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeth
It's not exactly a traditional friendship, but here is my contribution:
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMadame Meow
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatureMama
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkimberly
i'm here with so much love thursday goodness :)
August 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelly rae
November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraxioharma
November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrellixecurne
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March 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDellaMoore32

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