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if i could see all my friends tonight

September 13, 2010

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we spent a weekend on lake michigan with the perfect summer weather. we slept in bunk beds like we were back in the dorms again. we went swimming in the clear water and we played cornhole on the deck. we caught up over pancakes and eggs at breakfast and i told people about london. we laughed.  we watched two good friends get married on the beach, and we toasted to them with glasses of bell’s oberon (the best). we danced barefoot while the sun set over lake michigan. we walked along the water in the dark and sat around a bonfire late into the night. and when it was time to leave, i wished i could take everyone with me.

  1. margaret permalink
    September 13, 2010 9:17 am

    love ALL of these, brian. LOVE. the cake pic might be my favorite :)

  2. September 13, 2010 9:19 am

    bells is the best. i love oberon! what a lovely scene… makes me homesick.

  3. September 13, 2010 9:25 am

    this is probably one of my favorite series of yours, brian. wow! love the writing, as well. it’s one of the things that scares me about moving to london… homesickness.

  4. kate permalink
    September 13, 2010 9:39 am

    oh my goodness…goosebumps, b!!! miss you much.

  5. September 13, 2010 9:48 am

    Looks like you had a FAB time!

  6. September 13, 2010 9:54 am

    Really lovely.
    Weddings make me cry. This one looks perfect.

  7. September 13, 2010 10:16 am

    so glad you have this memory to savor. friends are vital.

  8. September 13, 2010 10:23 am

    this looks and sounds like so much fun.
    yay for friends!

  9. September 13, 2010 10:42 am

    this is just so lovely. you are very lucky you know.

  10. September 13, 2010 10:53 am

    Okay, now I get the ‘not wanting to leave summer just yet’ vibe. If it was like this, instead of London August, I might feel the same!

  11. marthasnail permalink
    September 13, 2010 11:00 am

    what a beautiful set of photographs. sounds like so much fun.

  12. September 13, 2010 11:22 am

    It all sounds absolutely perfect! And you captured it all so well.

  13. September 13, 2010 11:24 am

    love this. so much.
    makes me miss all my friends that are spread around the country.

  14. September 13, 2010 11:26 am

    Stunning pictures. (Here via aubade on Tumblr…)

  15. September 13, 2010 11:27 am

    amazing dude

  16. September 13, 2010 11:31 am

    These are such lovely photos Brian, they took my breath away when I first saw this post. You always seem to capture such emotion in the smallest of moments. Looks like an absolutely perfect weekend.

  17. September 13, 2010 12:00 pm

    oh boy, i so wanna dive into this series, looks like pure joy! i hope you’re not too homesick x.

  18. gretchen hayhurst permalink
    September 13, 2010 12:05 pm

    fantastic story and pix

  19. Christophe permalink
    September 13, 2010 12:12 pm

    Great title…great post…great photographs.

    Hats off to you mate.

  20. Anna permalink
    September 13, 2010 12:44 pm

    What a beautiful, beautiful time.

  21. Lee permalink
    September 13, 2010 1:27 pm

    Looks like an amazing time! Two Hearted is my favorite Bells.

  22. September 13, 2010 2:54 pm

    this is great. i adore the photo with the girls’ legs.

  23. September 13, 2010 3:51 pm

    Brian, I want to have the same feeling as you. All your photos are very special!

  24. September 13, 2010 3:53 pm

    Beautiful Brian!
    Looks like it was truly a fabulous time :)

  25. September 13, 2010 7:04 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time!!

  26. September 14, 2010 3:34 am

    these are really beautiful photos. and as a born and raised michigander currently living in belgium (all i have to say is ‘preach’ about this european summer/fall weather business. i mean, really?!) these photos seriously have me jonesin’ for my extended holiday back in the mitten state next summer. sigh…

  27. September 14, 2010 9:50 am

    I love those photos they are really lovely! I like the first photo and the one of the sea it looks amazing, it just makes me want to dive-in the sea!

  28. Susan permalink
    September 14, 2010 4:14 pm

    Brian, that was simply awesome.

  29. SPG permalink
    September 14, 2010 10:55 pm

    Ditto on the goosebumps. Thank you.

  30. lorna permalink
    September 15, 2010 6:12 am

    what a wonderful time.
    beaut photos as always..

  31. September 15, 2010 9:39 pm

    beautiful. love that first photo especially.

  32. September 17, 2010 4:17 am

    hi brian, your pictures are very beautiful. there’s this kind of intimate relation between yourself and the people captured that is very subtley and pleasantly portrayed. it’s very warm.

  33. karin permalink
    September 20, 2010 1:03 pm

    just found this and am speechless. thank you.

  34. Greg permalink
    November 14, 2010 5:31 am

    Hey Brian,

    I’ve had this page bookmarked since you posted it, I keep coming back to it cause it’s so great. Especially love the ‘after wedding’ ones, I agree with Jessie two posts above. Thanks for sharing.


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