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Class of 2013 . . . Go Wildcats!!

My first senior photo session for the class of 2013 was a special one – the son of one of my best friends from my childhood through high school. My family and I made the 3000+ mile trek back to my home town for the big centennial celebration that doubled the population of the town for the weekend. And serendipitously, it was perfect timing for taking Christian’s senior pictures.

First stop was at the city pool where Christian is a lifeguard (and where I got a 6th place ribbon for swimming the backstroke when I was on the swimteam in the 4th grade, but this isn’t about me.)

Next stop, the dam . . .

Then to a brilliant mustard field just south of the Canadian border. . .

And to a friend’s backyard and a favorite park . . .

And we finished up at his grandpa’s veterinary clinic where he works when he’s not kayaking, excelling in school, playing his trombone, swimming, competing in speech and drama, or helping out his parents or younger brothers.

When you have such awesome school colors and such a funky letterman’s jacket (sometimes I take mine out and wear it around the house just because it’s so cool) you should probably keep the color in the photos, but I really like this one in black and white, too:

Thank you so much for letting me do your photos, Christian! And thank you for allowing your mom and I a trip down memory lane – I can’t believe we’re old enough to have children graduating, but it was a great time, anyway!