Seven years ago I started a new job. It was my 5th time doing so… starting a new job, I mean. Let’s just say I have a short attention span. During orientation, we watched the usual instructional videos, but then we had role-playing scenarios, as well. As far as new hire orientations go, this is one of the better I’ve been through. It was a job in a department store, semi-high-end, and my task was to go out onto the sales floor, pick up a few items, and bring them back to ‘sell’ them to the group. I beelined to the shoe department, which, coincidentally, was also where I was going to be working. And ironically, I’m a foot-a-phob… then and now.
I snagged up one of the most beautiful Frye boots I’d ever seen, they were coral, with a pattern cut into the leather. I’d had my eye on them from the moment I walked in to apply. Nervously, I approached the girl on the sales floor. I didn’t want to make off with this one boot looking like a nut job with sticky fingers. Truth: I’ve always had very few female friends and in high school and college found myself frequently intimidated by fellow ladies. Truth: this is common in MANY many women…. too many, in fact. Regardless, I approached the girl on the floor with the most gorgeous hair down to the middle of her back and timidly stumbled my way through an explanation while clutching the one boot.
She may not remember this moment, but I forever will, mostly because it was soooooo incredibly AWKWARD. I realized at that moment I should have ‘shopped’ in a department I wouldn’t be working in because now I look like a looney, and who wants to work with a looney!? Little did I know, Christi had the same excitement over shoes and boots that I did, and this moment was the beginning of a friendship. YEARS later, we still keep in touch, and although we’ve both moved on from our shoe-days, still have a love of all things shoes… just maybe more practical ones, these days. Christi was one of the first female friends to come into my adult life that showed me that, as girls, we can stick together, and making friends doesn’t have to be so scary. I’m grateful to have met her and plan to keep her in my life for a long time to come.
Flash forward to December ’13 and Christi and hubby now have a beautiful little girl whom I had the pleasure of meeting while home for the holidays. We were able to sneak in a little lifestyle mini before our planned shoot, and let me say for the record, ALL HOUSES SHOULD HAVE KITCHEN SINKS NEAR WINDOWS. Please and thank you. I LOVELOVELOVE these images and this is just a highlight of them. This maybe took us 10 minutes and I am dying over every.single.one. I am hoping that we can keep sticking her in the sink for as long as she’ll fit.
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer specializing in family, couple, lifestyle, senior, and wedding photography for Indianapolis and the surrounding areas.