In a little over a week, these amazing young men and women will be graduating from high school and preparing for that next step. As I sit here watching this video, looking at all of these beautiful faces, it is difficult to find the words I want to say. I can't watch the video without tearing up. Some of you have had some very real struggles and difficulties that would bring any adult to their knees... but you've handled it with grace and dignity and strength. I have been so inspired by those of you who have opened up and shared your stories with me. Some of you have had to make some really tough decisions along the way and I am so proud of the choices you have made. As you enter this next stage of life I would like to encourage you to just be you. Be the BEST version of you! Be real, be authentic. You don't have to follow anyone else's path... make your own! And please don't think that you have to have life figured out right now, you don't.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture you in photographs and document this very important time in your life. I hope each and every one of you see the beauty in yourself that I saw looking through my lens and looking now at these photos. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you begin your next journey in life. Congratulations and best wishes to all of my 2018 Seniors!!!