Best Friends Lost

These photos are from a memorial service for two best friends who died in a car crash on their way home from the movies last week. The inseparable high schoolers were remembered by family and friends for their frequent laughter and unending inside jokes.

I usually stay just long enough to get the shots I need but I ended up sitting in for the entire two-hour service this night. I wouldn’t claim to say I know either of the girls just from what was said about them but it was very powerful to get a glimpse of their incredible friendship. It seemed impossible for any of the speakers to talk about just one girl, their lives were so intertwined. N&A writer Darrell Laurant noted that it was an underlying irony that the girls knew each other better than anyone else but of course neither girl was able to share those insights during the memorial.