Today marks the first day of my daughter back in school, and like most mom's, I of course had to get the first day of school pic. That picture brings so many mixed emotions, that I can only describe as bittersweet. As I was looking on Facebook the last few weeks, there have been many first day's of school documented, and many last first days of Seniors who will be graduating this school year.
Senior year is busy to say the least. That time flies by so fast, and when it is your first child to graduate you hear the more "seasoned" mom's tell you how quickly it is over and to enjoy every minute of this year. Of course, this is something that none of us fully can comprehend until it is our child. Homecoming, Friday night football games, ACT tests, visiting and choosing a college, prepping for graduation, prom, and of course Senior Portraits. All important, and all marking yet another milestone in our child's lives.
Now, yes I am a photographer, (so you may say of course I would say this) but that Senior Portrait is important. That is the last portrait we have of our child before they head off to college to start their own lives. We will be lucky to have all of our children together again for just a family portrait, let alone one of them all by themselves. Next stop at some point is marriage, and then that portrait will be with their significant other. There is value, importance, and significance in that one portrait. It's probably why I love photographing senior's so much, because this portrait I take of your child is who they are now, before who they will become, and I think that is pretty amazing.
Ok enough of me and my mixed bag of emotions.
Meet Marissa!! Class of 2018!!