I always love going back to Longview, TX - because for me, that's home.
I was born and raised there for the first few years of my life, and even though I may not have many memories from those days, I'm making up for them. Through that, my family bonded great friendships that have lasted many years that now I get to be a part of. These images are of Troy Bayne and his grand daughter, Sophie. Troy and his wife Judy have been friends with my parents for years now, and Troy has meant a lot to me in my life.
I wanted to capture a few snapshots of him playing with his grand daughter and dog in their backyard back in August just to say, "thank you" and also because these photos show that friendship goes beyond moving, long distance and new chapters in life.