I’ve known Erica since she was little. But I guess I was little too because we’re only a few years apart. I was best friends with her sister and once we got our license to drive, us three girls drove countless trips out to the barn. I would try to give her advice like, “Senior year is the best. Just wait.” And, “Try to avoid high school drama. It’s so stupid.” Anyway, we’re all grown up now, we’ve graduated — from high school AND college — and now we’re in the real world where trips out to the barn are harder to come by. We have real jobs now. We have financial burdens and other priorities. Even though we will never loose our love for the barn, Erica has decided it’s time to say goodbye to Patrick, her horse. So we took a few “going away” portraits..