Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Yes, it has been quite a while since I posted anything, so my apologies. I had some minor surgery done on my left arm a couple of weeks ago and I was given strict orders to not do anything for 4-6 weeks (with the exception with the few weddings I have this month), but more on that in a minute.
It's that time of year again-the time of year when kids of all ages are looking forward to their summer break, parents of said children may, or may not, be looking forward to summer break (personally, I have always LOVED when the kids were off for the summer), and high school seniors who can't wait to finish their last year of high school AKA "their last year of childhood". In this household, all of the above is true. Cassie is graduating high school in less than a month, and she couldn't be happier. I, on the other hand, am going through thoughts that all moms do when the last "baby" graduates. I keep telling her how she should enjoy this last month and that she will definitely long for these days at some point in the future.
This is also the time of the year when I receive frantic phone calls from high school seniors, or their moms, because for one reason or another, their senior portraits have slipped by and they realize it's now or never ;) In the last two days I received a couple of these phone calls. Yesterday I got a call from a really nice mom who was beyond frustrated because the photographer who the school contracted with would not return phone calls. I knew that I could not let this mom hang up without trying to put her at ease and let her know that I would be happy to photograph her son, and that we'd have portraits for her to share with friends and family. After I hung up, I made a quick phone call to the doctor and asked what he thought about me doing a session this soon after post-op. He had mixed emotions, but he knew how badly I wanted to help out this mom, so he gave me the go ahead (but still said I should not overdo it...guess he doesn't know me :)
Anyway, I met with John and his mom today and I had a fantastic time! John is on the football, baseball and wrestling teams, so he wanted to work in some props from those sports. What a wonderful young man he was. Typically I find that the senior boys are usually doing the photos to make their moms happy, and I think John may have felt a little like that, but he could not have been more gracious and kind. It was a true pleasure to get to know him a little and, contrary to what he told me, he looked VERY comfortable in front of the camera-especially when he was able to put his sports equipment in the photos.
Enjoy the portraits, and look forward to some more posts this week!