These folks are friends of mine. We go to church together. Sometimes when you make friends at church, you only see their shiny side. I get tired of the shiny plastic masks people wear. I want friends who will admit that life is not perfect, and that we need each other for encouragement. That is the kind of friends the Beasleys are. They don’t put on a mask for church. They will hug me and give me a smile, and we will pray for each other. I consider it a privilege to photograph these friends who’s shine comes from within.