Eye Candy

Wherever With You

A photo diary of a friendship.


  • Libby February 6th, 2013 3:04 PM

    This is beautiful.

  • chlowaaay February 6th, 2013 3:14 PM

    This is absolutely beautiful! Very well written and gorgeous photos – I love this far too much and long for a friendship as lovely :)

    Chloe xx

  • Bumblecake February 6th, 2013 3:29 PM

    This is so insanely cute!!


  • Eleanor February 6th, 2013 3:35 PM

    ALYSSA, JAKE, I’M CRYING!!! the most beautiful thing ever

  • HollinsCollins February 6th, 2013 3:43 PM

    This is sooo gorgeous and amazing.
    Note to self: acquire a best friend.

  • Isabelle97 February 6th, 2013 3:51 PM

    These pictures made me think about my best friend Smiffy! Although comparatively I haven’t known him that long these photos make me remember all the good times we’ve had, like hanging out at the station in my village on the hottest and coldest days of the year, and all the good times still to come :)

  • Abby February 6th, 2013 3:54 PM


  • Narnia February 6th, 2013 4:02 PM

    my heart is melted

  • RhiaSnape February 6th, 2013 4:08 PM

    This is gorgeous

  • Yayo February 6th, 2013 4:08 PM

    This is like the most beautiful thing ever. I love #19.

  • Cosmo Beatrix February 6th, 2013 4:18 PM

    These photos are amazing!
    The concept is so simple and genuine and honest, i just feel them and appreciate them so much.
    It has made me want to do this with my best friend absolutely.

  • jane alice February 6th, 2013 4:18 PM

    i really enjoyed this, very poignant.


  • roosa February 6th, 2013 4:24 PM

    oooh. so achingly sweet & beautiful. <3

  • Jolala February 6th, 2013 4:34 PM

    This is the most beautiful, just gorgeous thing I’ve seen on Rookie yet.

  • MaggieMae February 6th, 2013 4:57 PM

    This has touched me so deeply. These pictures are so intimate, so raw, so just…beautiful. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing your life with all of us here. I’m in love with your love.

  • Papergrrrl February 6th, 2013 5:03 PM

    I LOVE it. this is the best thing ever seen on rookie ! <3

  • Olivia February 6th, 2013 5:09 PM

    so so so so so beautiful <3

  • Caitlin H. February 6th, 2013 5:23 PM

    This is so gorgeous <3

  • Maia February 6th, 2013 5:24 PM

    I just got introduced to Rookie yesterday, and it’s been amazing. These stories are absolutely beautiful.

    • ruby February 6th, 2013 5:48 PM

      Welcome to the family (: Rookie is always the best end to a dismal schoolday!

  • maijamagpie February 6th, 2013 5:30 PM

    This is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen.


  • HannahMarie February 6th, 2013 5:34 PM

    I have never before in my life seen pictures that render my heart, mind, and soul speechless. This couple is the epitome of young love- brutal, messy, and above all, REAL.

  • carolineyall February 6th, 2013 5:37 PM

    Beautiful! I love this!

  • Morning Moon February 6th, 2013 5:38 PM

    You have to love someone so much to do a wonderful thing like this. I can feel the love in the pictures!!!! Love it sooo much… :)))

  • Penny Dreadful February 6th, 2013 5:53 PM

    This is beyond gorgeous and it made me want to cry. I feel like I can kind of relate. Though we’ve known each other for only two years, my best friend and I have a similar relationship. I don’t know what I would do without him. I can only hope that we remain best friends and grow as close as you and Jake throughout the years. Much love to you both.

  • maggiemadge February 6th, 2013 5:57 PM

    This is simply beautiful. :)

  • Gabby February 6th, 2013 6:00 PM

    so beautiful and heartwarming and just ahhh my insides feel like a melting candle after looking at this!!!

  • AmyL February 6th, 2013 6:09 PM



  • rebasaurusbex February 6th, 2013 6:11 PM

    read through this while listening to beyoncé’s “i was here” for a good sob.

  • Marian February 6th, 2013 6:19 PM

    This is the most incredible thing! Im crying!

  • limegreensunset February 6th, 2013 6:21 PM

    this is so beautiful. the first picture describes me and my best friend so well.


  • caro nation February 6th, 2013 6:23 PM

    I was actually thinking of sending a project VERY similar to this to Rookie this week! I’ve compiled all the text message conversations me and my significant-other-male-best-friend -forever-soul-connection and I have ever had and have been making them into a little multi-media project for my school’s media festival! You two remind me so much of us I started to cry!

  • junebug February 6th, 2013 6:25 PM

    I LOVE THIS. Rookie, can friendship photo diaries be like, a thing?

  • Avia03o February 6th, 2013 6:33 PM

    This is so overwhelmingly beautiful. One can only hope to have any kind of wonderful bond in their life time.

  • Ruby B. February 6th, 2013 6:36 PM

    This is so amazing!

  • taliabc February 6th, 2013 6:50 PM

    Oh My God, this is the loveliest, cutest thing i have seen ever, EVER.

  • Janis February 6th, 2013 7:00 PM

    One of the most beautiful articles on rookie evurrr ♡

  • barbroxursox February 6th, 2013 7:02 PM

    OMG guys, this is so beautiful! I’m crying! :’) You two seem like really awesome people. I hope to find love like that someday soon <3


  • Roxxxanne February 6th, 2013 7:02 PM

    Love has never looked so special and real and beautiful. ugh. This is the kind of love that I hope to find.

  • bugaleeto February 6th, 2013 7:04 PM

    This makes me think of Just Kids and makes me feel so much happier to just be HERE, ya know? <<<<<<<3 times infinityyyyyyyy

  • lydiajamesxxx February 6th, 2013 7:07 PM

    I want to cry but this is too gorgeous, I need a friendship like this. xx


  • equinox February 6th, 2013 7:08 PM

    i have someone who i consider my bestfriend/boyfriend/family and looking at this of you guys i am crying SO HARD ohgosh you’re beautiful.

  • marineo February 6th, 2013 7:13 PM

    I started looking through this and these people, they looked vaguely familiar. and then i was like jake sigl… where have i heard that name before??


    ahhh that makes me so happy rookie is all intertwined with my life

    but really not to be all creepy alyssa, I used to think you were like the coolest girl in school. I’m not lying. You wore a fur coat once and I saw it and was like THIS IS THE COOLEST PERSON EVER.

    I wasn’t even going to go to grad night but now that i know there might be a bounce house, I might just have to go…

  • Guinevere February 6th, 2013 7:25 PM

    So amazing and beautiful and heart-warming!! All of the pictures and the captions are perfect.

  • Krista February 6th, 2013 7:28 PM

    Ahhhh I’m all teary!!!

  • Lila Gracie February 6th, 2013 7:41 PM

    that was really sweet

  • gr-ass February 6th, 2013 7:47 PM

    this is lovely, it makes me want a relationship and wonderful as yours.

  • larvaa_ February 6th, 2013 8:12 PM

    omg all these cute boyfriend/girlfriend/relationship posts ahhh just want this. Not even just a mate I want a best friend. Hopefully ill get to experience this :/…but this is seriously so cute and I love all the photos! <3

  • jaz-understated February 6th, 2013 8:16 PM

    I’m crying! this is so touching! I’m in the same boat with ya, but my best friend and I haven’t known each other for that long, only 2 years… but it’s the best feeling to be able to not hold back with him
    <3 <3 <3

  • GlitterKitty February 6th, 2013 8:26 PM

    This is the cutest and most beautiful thing ever. Awwwww so sweet…

  • Roz G. February 6th, 2013 8:27 PM

    this was absolutely hands down beautiful… I never want anything that isn’t this :)

  • StrawberryTwist February 6th, 2013 9:04 PM

    This is so beautiful and so sweet! :)


  • Katherine February 6th, 2013 9:11 PM

    So wonderful! This is what true friendship looks like.

  • Alex S. February 6th, 2013 9:21 PM

    I think this is what photography is all about, the intimacy if why we choose to take a moment in life to capture. Absolute favorite photoset on Rookie, so beautiful.

  • Domenic February 6th, 2013 9:22 PM

    Well that was really really awesome.
    xx Domenic

  • rottedteeth February 6th, 2013 10:03 PM

    I never really saw the point of having a best friend but this makes me realize how special that kind of relationship can be. Thank you this was beautiful and gorgeous and a bunch of other adjectives.


  • Allyssa February 6th, 2013 11:15 PM

    Thank you all so much for your sweet responses, it brought tears to my eyes

  • Emilie February 6th, 2013 11:24 PM

    This is absolutely breathtaking

  • saltwaterveins February 6th, 2013 11:41 PM

    I am speechless. Beautiful.

  • eireann February 7th, 2013 12:08 AM

    This is one of my favourite things on Rookie ever <3 beautiful!

  • LilySew February 7th, 2013 12:34 AM

    This really shows that pictures say 1000 words. They didn’t need flamboyant writing to show their meaning. Wonderful :D :D


  • Danielle February 7th, 2013 12:59 AM

    This is beautiful.

  • unicornconnect February 7th, 2013 1:14 AM

    This is so perfect, it seems made up because of how magical and awesome and wowish it is.

  • raggedyanarchy February 7th, 2013 1:19 AM

    This is brilliant and I’m going to go hug my best friend now. Oh my goodness, this was the sweetest post I have ever seen on Rookie.

  • Caden February 7th, 2013 2:45 AM

    Too sweet <3 <3 I'm sure you'll have many many more beautiful times together!!

  • Florencey February 7th, 2013 4:01 AM

    this is one of my favourite things i’ve seen on rookie. really gorgeous, i’m jealous of you having such a perfect record of your friendship!
    (also, your experience of prom sounds incredible).

  • Lulli February 7th, 2013 5:24 AM

    this is perfect. I want a friendship like this!

  • wallflower152 February 7th, 2013 10:07 AM

    Like everybody said…beautiful. When I was 15 also I became friends with this guy and over seven years later he is still the most special person in my life. Two years ago we got together romantically and it is the best. This lovely photobook reminded me of me and him a lot. <3 : )

  • gnarlyelixir February 7th, 2013 10:34 AM

    lovely! Real love!!

  • sissiLOL February 7th, 2013 11:43 AM

    Love this!!!!!

  • Mary the freak February 7th, 2013 2:18 PM



    PS: and I still want to be too advertise-ish, but I made a rookie zine and it would be so awesome if you could check it out!!

  • aberina1221 February 7th, 2013 2:48 PM

    I’m crying, this is has restored my faith in humanity!

  • Hayley February 7th, 2013 3:08 PM

    I like the one where it’s a picture of both of them, with her on the bed & him in shadow. Aww.

  • -alexandra- February 7th, 2013 3:48 PM

    this is the best thing i have ever seen on rookie.

  • hiraari February 7th, 2013 4:26 PM


  • galaxypirate February 7th, 2013 6:24 PM

    This is so absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing this.

  • AnaRuiz February 7th, 2013 11:08 PM

    I want thisss, I want to do this with my group of friends!! It’s beautifuuul.

  • AliceS February 8th, 2013 5:46 AM

    This is so beautiful that I don’t have words. Literally.


  • Isil February 8th, 2013 7:15 AM

    This was amazing, literally. I feel like I was sharing the experience with them and I didn’t want the slide to be over but it did :( It was a really strange feeling, when you see somebody’s handwriting it’s like you see them, reading something in handwriting is so important. And the photos, they were so beautiful and when they explain the situations on photos I felt like I’m living the same memories with them. It was magical. And also, this is literally the best friendship ever.


  • Bananaskid February 8th, 2013 7:46 PM

    I just gotta honesty say, that overall, it was heartbreaking.
    But it was also enjoyable.
    All I can say about this is, great, wonderful, fantastic, amazing job.
    Whoever wrote this, just simply amazing.
    It’s really quite touching.

  • thepetitemarshmallow.blogspot.com February 9th, 2013 3:08 PM

    This is one of the most beautiful photo sets I’ve ever seen. Absolutely amazing.

  • EvaLavender February 9th, 2013 5:33 PM

    this was honestly one of the most special things i’ve ever seen. i hope i find my person someday!

  • llamalina February 9th, 2013 10:36 PM

    these pictures are so beautiful and feel so personal. i want to have a friend like that someday.


  • allier February 10th, 2013 9:03 PM

    im crying. im crying. this is so beautiful I cant deal with this. ive looked through this set at least 5 times already. xxxxx

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch February 11th, 2013 12:44 AM

    Whoa. I want to experience, just once in my life, an Allyssa-and-Jake type of relationship.

    You guys made me cry! <3

  • lipstik February 12th, 2013 12:09 AM

    I’m in love with these pictures and notes, and of course with this friendship/relationship in general. So beautiful.

  • Wallis Kate February 13th, 2013 3:47 AM

    i’m in class and i might just actually start crying.

  • rowantree March 12th, 2013 4:37 PM

    Holy shit this is beautiful, I think I may have just teared up.

  • victoria May 6th, 2013 2:44 AM

    i kind of wrote about something this photo set reminds me of on my blog http://buffycult.blogspot.hk/2013/05/bleh.html

    i also attached a photo of it

    i hope my wild copyright infringement is ok with u, rookie

    i only love u best!!

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica June 6th, 2013 6:24 AM

    Oh my. This is so beautiful and touching and my heart feels all warm and fuzzy now. What a wonderful relationship, turned into a just as wonderful photo diary. ♥