Lakey Lens: Daily Dose of Friendship at CWU

“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said ‘I’m here for you’ and proved it.”-Unknown

They’re goofballs. They’re hard working. They’re thoughtful, insightful and curious.

They’re even willing to jump a car multiple times a day when you forget to turn your headlights off…

They’re the friends that frequent my life and brighten even some of the darkest corners–no matter how hard I might try to keep them hidden.


When it comes to relationships, I never think about them being a short-term run that begins with a school year and ends when the summer sunshine finally breaks through. I always manage to round up a group of people that I believe will stick around for the long-haul.

Fortunately in my life I’ve been lucky enough to see multiple friendships form that have survived both peaks and valleys along the way.

While I’ve only recently begun to really annoy the ones that I love to be surrounded by with my camera, I think I’ve managed to capture some of the expressions that somewhat display their true sense of character.

So while this is only a fraction of the beautiful faces that I get to see day in and day out, I’m grateful and thankful for every single person that has helped shape my days at Central–and ultimately my life.

Whether you know it or not, your goofy smiles and wisecracks can flip a day from ‘Meh’ to ‘F-Yeah’ in about two-seconds flat.

Here’s to you, friends. *Cheers*

‘Bring the Payne’
‘Jump Man’-Kailan (middle) has jumped my car more times than I can count. True hero right there.
‘Lost in thought’-Ryan most likely contemplating the meaning of life while sitting somewhere in a park in downtown D.C.
Dramatic lighting is attracted to Jakob.
Allie out here posing at work.
‘The Curious Kurisu’
Whoops, caught Aubrey off-guard…
‘Wazzzzzzup Face Pt. II’-Feat. Hunter Ventoza
‘The Man Behind the Fancy Camera’-Just don’t call him a hipster. 

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”-Helen Keller