The One With the Friends-Themed Photoshoot

If you google “Ross and Rachel first kiss”, the results that come up say their first kiss was in Central Perk in The One Where Ross Finds Out. But, if you remember, we actually see them kiss in a much earlier episode in the series— The One with the East German Laundry Detergent. This was way back in Season 1 Episode 5 of Friends. It’s the scene where Rachel is at a laundromat doing her laundry for the first time, and Ross shows up. He ends up helping Rachel fend off a laundromat bully and shows her how to sort her laundry. The rush of this experience prompts Rachel to excitedly kiss Ross for the first time— and then, of course, Ross hits his head on the door of the dryer.

We recently started the series over for the 320th time (see what we did there?), and when this episode came on, we had the idea of doing a Friends laundromat themed photoshoot! We already knew there was a really cool looking laundromat in downtown Hammond, so we just needed our Ross and Rachel and the fitting attire.

The first couple that came to mind was Abigail and Dominic. We recently shot their senior photos, and they were just so sweet and fun to work with. They happened to be fans of the show, and when we asked if they’d model for us, they were so down!

For the attire, we headed to Goodwill, and within minutes we had found shirts almost exactly like the ones Rachel and Ross are wearing in the scene. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any Uberweiss detergent, so we went with good ole Gain laundry detergent.

Abigail and Dom were so perfect playing their parts of Ross and Rachel! Just look at these photos!

Models: Abigail and Dominic

Clothes: Goodwill

Location: Speedy Klean Downtown Hammond

Photographer: Three Twenty Studio

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Gabrielle Keen

I am so shy and awkward so I was nervous to have professional pictures done. But they make you feel so comfortable in front of the camera! Saying they are amazing is an understatement. I will always go to them for photography. Dylan and Danielle and truly the best.

Three Twenty Studio is the best!!! They have done my engagements, graduation, and wedding pictures.

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Miranda Renski-Donze

What was MOST important to me was to connect with each of my vendors. They were so accommodating and thorough with anything I wanted or with any hesitation or fear I had for my day. I’m over the moon with my pictures and my film! Thank you so much. I’ll cherish this forever!

I just felt an instant connection on the phone with Dylan and I knew they were the right decision.

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Jennifer Dobbs

The organic laughs and pictures they take are so worth it! Best EVER!

The best duo around!