Happy Birthday Nina!

Nina by Emily

Happy Birthday to my beautiful friend Nina.  I took this picture probably about 12 or 13 years ago, in college.  I had just learned large format and the zone system.  Just discovered Polaroid Type 55.  Just made friends with Nina.  She was a little older than me, kind of intimidating, German, and had really really long red hair.  I had no idea that her and I would go on to become such good friends, and look at us – here we are – still buddies.  Nina is a photographer, an avid blogger, and co-founder of Nymphoto (a collective of women photographers).  She is also funny, cute, talented, an animal lover, great at keeping in touch long distance, and has sustained one of the longest relationships (probably the longest) out of all my friends.  I was lucky enough to be present at their wedding in Belize a few years ago…even though Hank and I had to share a bug infested  jungle hut…but we won’t get into that now.  You know, it’s nice when you can look back and laugh at things…

I digress.  Nina, I wish I could be there with you to celebrate your big day.  Happy Birthday!!!
PS: I tried to pick an anonymous photo of you, but I just can’t help it if you look exactly the same as you did in college.  And congrats on that.

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