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A Holiday Friendship

By lifesnapper  
Hi all, I'm back. Smile

This is Elodie and Stella. Elodie is on holiday with her slightly older sister and lovely parents at the hotel where we stayed. Stella is a very lovely member of staff who works there. It was an absolute delight to watch their friendship grow. Every morning at breakfast Elodie would seek her out for morning hugs and an occasional skip around the pool. She would later, spend time telling her all about what she'd been up to that day. A couple of days before we left, Elodie drew a picture for Stella and gave to her as a gift, which I'm sure she will keep for ever. It was wonderful to see two people from very different countries and of very different ages, having such genuine feelings for each other.
Tomorrow, Elodie and her family will return home to Wales...
There will be tears.

All the best to all and I'll do my best to catch up later.


P.S. I emailed these pictures to Elodie's dad. She was over the moon with them and plans to put them in a frame to have in her bedroom.

Tags: Holiday Friendship Portraits and people

Voters: bliba, Jasper87, DicksPics and 49 more

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bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
5 Jun 2019 6:23AM
lovely expressions ....a fine set ....V3 is my fav.

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Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
5 Jun 2019 7:00AM
Oodles of empathy. Excellent connection between the two subjects AND the photographer.
Ted447 Plus
7 216 1 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 7:02AM
Lovely set. Ted. GrinGrin
5 Jun 2019 7:11AM
John, these pictures are an absolute delight to view, thank you!
I particularly like the final version.

capto Plus
8 6.2k 18 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 7:33AM
Photos that will be kept and treasured.Smile
woolybill1 Plus
13 31 76 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 7:38AM
Welcome back, John!
Really lovely set, warm and happy. And a fine b&w too.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.6k 61 Norway
5 Jun 2019 7:40AM
The b&w version is a pure gem, John - deserves its own upload.
My award for that version.Smile
Great set John GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
5 Jun 2019 8:04AM
apparently we are witnessing dreams incarnated here: Elodie's dream for a much older sister, and Stella's dream for a little daughter... so, there are strings in their hearts that began to vibrate in unison, and here we are...
as others noted, a delightful set and story, John, and welcome back
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 8:07AM
Lovely, touching images.
sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
5 Jun 2019 8:21AM
Terms of endearment.......I like the lead image. Smile
5 Jun 2019 8:29AM
Thank you so much for your kind words.
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
5 Jun 2019 8:36AM
What a lovely sure all will be pleased with your skill in bringing out the love 😁
rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
5 Jun 2019 8:54AM
Wonderful portraits,

Ken SmileSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 163 16 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 9:07AM
A great set JohnSmileSmile

5 Jun 2019 9:18AM
lovely portraits
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 10:55AM
An absolute delight and a joy to view John.
Peter GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
7 445 7 Australia
5 Jun 2019 11:29AM
How wonderful...great set...hope you had a wonderful time
MalcolmM Plus
14 1.5k 5 Scotland
5 Jun 2019 11:32AM
Well done - a delight.
clicknimagine Plus
10 637 100 India
5 Jun 2019 11:55AM
Lovely moment captured...
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
5 Jun 2019 11:57AM
A lovely set of images and a delightful story to accompany them John.
Holiday should include a touch of magic, this one clearly did.
Welcome back, hope you both had a lovely time.

Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 12:10PM
Strange how we find ourselves attracted to others - lovely story and images John - hope you had a brilliant holiday.
Saastad 1 16 5 Norway
5 Jun 2019 12:48PM
A really beautiful serie! The lead and the mono is my two favorites

Fabulous image to lovely to see friendships blossom no matter what the age gap

5 Jun 2019 4:02PM
What a delightful set you captured here John, lovely tale to hear.SmileSmileSmile
An excellent set of images, exhibiting warmth and trust.

sparrowhawk Plus
11 280 2 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 5:58PM
superb shot
5 Jun 2019 6:28PM
What an endearing set, John, the mono is even more so 🌟

5 Jun 2019 7:14PM
Brings tears to my eyes John - drummers are loud but sensitive tooWink
Wonderful - the meaning of life - not the film, but better!
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2019 7:48PM
6 Jun 2019 11:06AM
3 beautiful photographs of this friendship, just delightful to see them.
Pleased you had a good holiday and welcome back too.

Patty xxSmileSmile
7 Jun 2019 6:04AM
A heartwarming set John , and how sweet of you to pick up on their friendship and share these moments with them. Wonderful shots and story.
Cheers Walt
Such lovely portraits, Beautifully captured, John.
8 Jun 2019 10:01PM
A lovely series of images - joyful! Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2019 4:09AM
Three delightful images, great warm expressions and a lot of hugs....
Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin

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