Dear Parent of a High School Senior...
If you have a lump in your throat thinking about your child’s senior year, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re normal.
For the past 17 or 18 years, you’ve learned the true meaning of sacrifice, love, and of course, selflessness.
From waking at 2 am, 4 am and 5 am with a newborn, to 2 am, 4 am and 5 am sleepless nights worrying about how you can help your child succeed in their AP English class while also keeping their varsity spot and competitive edge in sports or activities, you’ve learned that sleep just isn’t necessary when it comes to your kids.
And today marks the start of their last year at home [gulp].
And even though my kids are all 5 and under, I get hit with this big deep pit in my stomach (and watering eyes that I try to hide) each and every time I share a senior portrait session with the parent.
Because I realize that the small, bumbling little boys who crawl into my lap while I’m editing your Senior’s photos won’t always be as they are now. They will be different. They will become their own people, they will grow up and they won’t need me quite as much anymore...just like your child.
But even though the couch snuggles, endless hours at the playground, and help with arts and crafts are now in the past for you?
You can’t wait to see what they do with their future, in this bittersweet world that is truly theirs for the taking.
And you sit down and realize, you’ve never felt this proud of your child in your life. Whether they worked their bums off to get a C in math after struggling, or managed to hit straight A’s - both show they’re willing to put in the work and care for their future.
Whether they’ve been playing softball or hockey since age 5, or have found a new love of playing the guitar - they’re figuring out who they are and what they will become.
And I would be absolutely honored to record beautiful photographs of your senior. You will always keep these photographs close to your heart, and share laughs, tears and feelings of pride as you look back at them over the years and see the changes. This is their last year as a child, let me help you capture it timelessly.
Love and Hugs,
Senior Portraits have come a long way...
“You are someone that I love, and I want to capture you for all time.”