I’ve been friends with Hamilton and Christina for … gosh, basically forever. Some of my fondest memories of my tween and teen years include there both of them – playing football at lunch in middle school at Raymond Cree and the swim team at Palm Springs High. Over the years, thanks to MySpace and then Facebook, I have been able to keep in touch with them both. I watched Hamilton go through four years in the Marine Corps and watched Christina go through nursing school. They got married a few years ago at this same exact spot that we did this Morongo Valley family photography session – which I thought was totally awesome! What’s even better was I got to meet their two little ones – sweet 3-year-old big brother Hamilton II (hence his nickname “Deuce” – too cute!) and his adorable little 9-month-old sister Anndalyn. It makes me so happy to see childhood friends as parents now!