Grad. The word accompanies such a sense of nostalgia for me as I think back to my own Grade 12 year and grad. I think about the anticipation and excitement as I ventured out on new adventures; the fear of the unknown, yet the courage and tenacity to embrace it head on. As I photographed these three friends, I watched them experience all of those feelings and more as these girls close a chapter of their lives and open a new, even more exciting one together.
I met Christina 8 years ago, as a spunky Grade Seven-er, when my husband was her youth pastor. As we have come to know and love this family, I have watched her grow into quite an amazing young woman, full of beauty, courage and strength. I have seen a woman who loves the Lord passionately and is always ready to step out on whatever new adventure He calls her to.
So when her Mom asked me to capture Christina and 2 of her friends on their grad, I will thrilled! These 3 girls have been friends since Grade 8. They have shared so much together, that has only strengthened their friendship. All three were filled with such joy and laughter and I couldn’t help but smile watching them together. Thank you for allowing me to capture this special memory in your lives! I had so much fun!
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” (Oh, the Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss)