Nicole and I met through her family in Ohio. We lived across the street from her parents who own a labradoodle who became our goldendoodle's best friend. The dogs played together on a daily basis, and would both spend their afternoons eagerly waiting for each other. I met Nicole several times when she was home from college. After she graduated, she was nervous about what was next for her, so I invited her to come to New York with me to escape reality for a bit and enjoy a break. A true and beautiful friend, Nicole woke up insanely early to help me fulfill my dream of shooting at sunrise on the Brooklyn Bridge. It was beyond amazing and surreal to have a usually crowded bridge all to ourselves.