Regan’s graduation dress came in. As an Alberta Graduation Photographer, this is the day I was waiting for, the chance to tell my daughter’s story in her beautiful grad dress.
The same day we were driving to pick up the dress, Regan received an email from her school that there would be no graduation ceremony or party this year because of the pandemic.
One day, so many emotions hitting her at once, anticipation, disappointment; joy and sadness.
As a Mother, my heart aches so deeply for this girl who gets so ripped off.
She is more pragmatic and stronger than I am. She chooses to celebrate her accomplishment with pride and happiness instead of anger or sorrow.
I’ll follow her lead and help her to tell the story of the strong willed, determined, beautiful young woman that she is. I can’t take away the hurt or the disappointment, but I can help her celebrate and commemorate the now.
We will celebrate her hard work, photograph her throughout all of these steps and stages, and create her a legacy of memories.
Photographing someone, I always want to know who they are, what makes them tick, what matters to them, and then I find a way to show that in their images.
She is my child, so I know her inside and out. When she’s excited, frustrated, stubborn, joyful, I read her face like a book. When I photograph her, I memorialize the unique and wonderful individual that she is.
When she looks at these images 20 years from know, I hope that Regan remembers:
My wish for her 20 years from now is that she’ll look back at this beautiful, young, almost 18 year old girl, and feel satisfaction, contentment, and joy. She’ll know that the hard work, the strength of character and morals of this young woman steered her to the beautiful life she lives.
My wish for every 2021 graduate is that they find a way to commemorate their accomplishments and celebrate the passage from school to adulthood.
I am an Alberta Graduation Photographer who helps graduates and their families create a one of a kind photo session to tell their story, which is theirs alone. To book your session, or for more information, find me here.
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I’m an Alberta Graduation Photographer, serving central Alberta, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Camrose, Tofield and the Alberta Rockies.
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