Brooke + Ricky
 
 

We hopped a fence and ventured farther into Pipestem with Brooke and Ricky, when Jodi leaned over to me and whispered, "Do you think they'll be our friends?!" Brooke, who gets legit 'hangry' but also gets tickled by the little joys in life, and Ricky, whose Mexican heritage comes through in his hospitality and love for spicy food, are magnetic in the way they draw other people into their stories, lives, and hearts. And so it's really no surprise that they drew each other into themselves.

As we explored streets, and valleys filled with water, we took so many photos because each look, each smile, felt necessary to capture.