My dear friends Teri & Sam

Every now and then I post personal photos on my blog. These come from an extended project I’ve been working on, photographing Japanese-American WWII vets. What started as just a photo project has led me to this incredible friendship with Teri & Sam, and now when we visit, the photos we take (if we take any at all) are less about the painful history that they’ve both endured, but about lightheartedness and fun and enjoying each other’s company. Here, I was showing Teri photos from my wedding on my cell phone, but she couldn’t see them. So, she pulled out this giant magnifying glass to take a better look. The next thing you know…we’re doing these portraits! Can you see why I love them so much?