I remember when we had the studio built. My kids were like 4 and 2. It was a great time in our lives. In 1999 we really began the transition from an all wedding and event studio to one that really started to reflect my real passion, families. That included seniors. I was blessed to have my first senior refer about 18. The moms who came in and I would always talk about how fast their babies became seniors. "Just you wait" was the common advice I got. As much as I knew time was flying, I let my kids grow up at lightning speed anyway.
Fast forward to 2012 and our son Alex graduated from Brossart. 2 years later Carly followed him. This year Alex is graduating from college, and Car is halfway through EKU.
So I am writing this post to the parents of the seniors we have been blessed to photograph this year. Enjoy this last month and as much of summer as possible. I know all the party plans, completing the details on college decisions, and finals are keeping everyone busy. But go for a walk a couple times a week with your senior. Take them to dinner or, if you are brave, take in a Reds game. Go down to Smale Park and swing on the swings and just breathe, and enjoy all they have become. Time will not stop, but we can at least hold on a little harder for a bit.
And congratulations to the class of 2016!