I’m not a nurse, caring for and saving patients every day. Nope, not an engineer or architect, creating something incredible for mankind.
I’m not a scientist, finding cures for disease.
I’m a Mom who loves her kid. I’m helping her to immortalize this time in her life by creating graduation memories that will really matter to her. I want her to be able to look back in 10 years and see that precious freckled face, to rejoice in the absolute beauty and confidence of this chapter of her life.
I want her to remember this time, leaving childhood and becoming an adult, full of energy, possibility and boundless enthusiasm. I believe that she has the potential to change the world, and that she will.
Me, I’m not changing the world. BUT….
I like to believe that I am making a difference to one person at a time. I’m helping that kid who is graduating, who doesn’t get a celebration to acknowledge 12 years of hard work. I’m giving them their now, forever. I’m giving them graduation memories of the grad that wasn’t.
To borrow a line from Micheal J. Fox, for these kids,
For some ideas on how to help your graduate celebrate, click here for a list of fun and unique ways to commemorate this unusual year.
I’m helping grads celebrate by telling their story. Check out this post, Zoe’s completely off the hook grad photos. That’s what I do, helping them to tell their story, one they will look back on and treasure for years.
Perhaps the greatest lesson the Class of 2021 and all of our children will learn from this is patience.
It’s extremely difficult to play a waiting game with no clear answers in sight, and this pandemic has been compared to war time over and over in the news.
The children of today will learn to weather any storm and fork in their path, knowing that there will be supports in place to help them in time of need. They will learn that humanity, for the most part is giving and loving and willing to lend a hand.
They will learn to cope with overwhelming disappointment, that which is bringing adults twice their age to their knees. These kids will also learn that they have the capacity to lead others and to help where they can, whether it’s organizing an online dance party or picking up groceries for someone in self isolation.
The students of the Class of 2021, at their tender young age, have learned hard but valuable lessons. Perhaps we can be most proud of them for continuing their studies, planning unique celebrations and looking ahead to their future with heads high.
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My philosophy is simple. I take beautiful photos and tell your unique story. The moments that you'll want to cherish forever, your legacy. The ones that you'll frame in your home for years to come.