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 friend, this beauty 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.