Carolin was a student in my 5th grade class at Centennial Lane Elementary School. It was the year I had just given birth to my daughter and I returned to school a different person and probably not as focused as I would have liked to have been. What Carolin remembers though is that I taught her and her classmates to be good people. She said of everything she learned from me, that’s what stuck with her the most. We used to sit in circles on the floor and have “talks” about how to make good choices, be kind to others and how to be the best person we could be. That’s what she remembers and that fills my heart to know that I made that kind of impact on her and hopefully her peers too.
Fast forward 7 years later and she is now finished with high school. Her mom made a Facebook post showing pictures of her on her first and last day of elementary school and her first and last day of high school with the caption, “First and last day of elementary school. First and last day of high school. All in a blink.” Her post made me cry as I remember being there on her last day of elementary school waving goodbye to her and her class as they cheered and clapped ready to start out on their new adventure in middle school.
Years later her mom, Annie saw one of my own posts on Facebook saying that I was recruiting girls for my Street Team modeling program for which she signed Carolin up. Carolin became my assistant after that and created so many amazing videos for me too. I told her my favorite thing about working with her though was the sense of calm that she brought over me as I was waiting for my clients to arrive at our shoot location. I don’t think she realized just how much her presence alone made me feel better and how much I valued our time together.
Annie’s post made it all so real for me. All in a blink. That’s how life goes by. It made me think of my own kids and how their lives would go by just the same. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work so closely with Carolin and her family and to capture family photos of the four of them before Carolin headed off to start college.
Life does go by in a blink which is all the more reason to celebrate the here and now. Capturing your family as they are today is a great privilege of mine and something that I love doing. If you would value the chance to have your own family captured in this way, please reach out to me. You can call the studio at 443-900-5170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up your free phone consultation today. Thanks so much and best of luck to Carolin and the graduating class of 2019!