Leilani and I made a point of hanging out a lot in the last month or so that I was still living in Lawrence. On several evenings you could find us frolicking among the queen anne’s lace, hiking Lawrence’s nature trails, visiting its lakes, and settling in for sunsets and sunflowers. It was always about the sun and what kind of magic it might bring to our photos, and it was fitting, because she certainly was a ray of sunshine in my Lawrence life! Always ready for shooting, armed with a kind word or two, a laugh, and a sassy smile, Leilani is someone I consider to be one of my closest friends. I miss her even more now that I’m new here and don’t have any photo friends yet! You can see a photo recap of our adventures below, spanning film and digital.