When we moved here, she was in grade one and I remember her coming here to play with the cats and in particular, our kitten, Penny. As she got older, she would sit in our yard and use our wifi on her iPod and as a teenager, she would come and get her nails done. She is also our pet sitter when we are away. Needless to say, I have a soft spot for her.
I called her on a whim. I am hesitant to take photos of people but I realize that I need to get over it. I need the experience and I need to build my confidence in that area. So for the first two weeks after offering and her accepting, I panicked. The day of, I was fine. We went out the first time and took photos of her, only. She was the perfect subject, smiling when I wanted her to, moving in all different positions and knowing what she wanted.
It was very cold on but she handled it like a champ. When we moved from location to location we had a blanket and I cranked the heat to warm her up before we headed out again.
We had a lot of fun and after we were done we took about 650 photos at 3 different locations.
I could post more and more and more because I have so many favorites but they aren’t my photos to share. I hope that I captured her graduation memories for her. I tried to make sure that I captured the little things too. Her hair, shoes, pretty painted toes and her absolutely stunning dress, in places that were sentimental to her.
On grad day, we did some family photographs and photos with her car and then we had to check out the wall of flowers one of our local florists had in mind. It was stunning. Sweet Pea & Petal in town decided to take donations to purchase flowers and designed a wall of flowers for the grads to pose with. It was on display at the mall, then the school before the ceremony and after. It was amazing. I took a couple photos of the flowers in the display.
The sky is the limit Carmen and I have no doubt in my mind that you will succeed at whatever you set out to do.