Benny + Malan

Benny is one of my oldest and dearest friends. We call ourselves the “Truth Seekers”. We love to stay up all night and analyze love and light and heartache and any and every questions under the sun. I consider him a brother and I am his sister. When we stayed with him in his NYC apartment he gave up his bedroom for our crazy trio. He would do anything for me, Grant and Nova. I would do anything for him. He is without a doubt one of my true loves. We have been friends since we were 9yrs old. He lived across the street from me and we would meet in the middle and lay on the warm asphalt of summer and talk about growing pains. My life is fuller and richer because of him.

Here he is with his Malan. These two are an amazing couple. AND amazing uncles to our sweet Nova. One night while I was taking a break in the shower I could hear Grant, Benny and Malan playing with her and I could hear her giggling and chatting away..so I stayed in the shower a few minutes longer.

I love both of you. Thank you for the amazing weekend in the city. You are both my “pipocas”.

(“just because” photos taken on the highline park. Have you been there? Amazing.)

katie - I love these! Ben is one those people that always made me smile whenever I saw him (in those good old junior high and high school days!). Their warmth just radiates in these photos.December 30, 2011 – 10:59 am

Benny - I am sitting here looking at your blog with the most massive smile on my face…. what you capture, what you wrote, WHO YOU ARE TO ME….I hope you never stop knowing the significance you & now Grant & Nova are to my life.
We will always be those starry eyed kids laying on the warm black street under a moon lit sky wondering….”What is all this?”
Thank you for one of the most intimate & fulfilling relationships I will ever have. I cherish it.

You have an infinitive key to NYC whenever you want. Wherever I am YOU are.December 30, 2011 – 11:54 am

Benny - I meant infinite key. :) December 30, 2011 – 12:01 pm

J Shoda - You always do amazing work, but it’s even better to see it done for people you love and cherish.December 30, 2011 – 12:10 pm

Sandie Tillotson - Benny and Malan …so fabulous!
Benny has been part of our family for years…and Malan we welcome you with loving arms!December 30, 2011 – 1:12 pm

Sarie - These brought tears to my eyes. This is true love! These guys are beautiful together. xoxoDecember 30, 2011 – 7:15 pm

Jill - The Highline! I was so very excited to see this location. Isn’t it just somewhere between the earth and the sky? Ethereal, yet somehow reachable.

Great work, as usual.December 30, 2011 – 9:19 pm

Erin - Absulutely FABULOUS! The pictures, (the phographer), the couple, the story, the comments….love it all, you are all amazing! Smiling at it all…December 30, 2011 – 10:30 pm

Malan - Rachel!!! You have no idea how happy I am looking at these pictures… You’re amazing!!! Thank you so much for capturing our beautiful moments!!!
Kiss Nova and Grant!!!January 1, 2012 – 12:26 pm

Shayna Proctor - I love Benny. I love your friendship and love. Great pictures, great people. Thanks for sharing.January 1, 2012 – 3:13 pm

Shannon Flores - These are fabulous, sweet, lovely photos and then when I read what your wrote about your friend and his response in the comments, I got all teary. Lucky people :) January 3, 2012 – 11:56 pm