Some of my longtime visitors will recognize this couple from previous posts. It’s been my privilege to photograph this fearless young couple each summer. They started dating in 2011, and now the young man is preparing to head off to college (!) at the end of the month, while the young lady prepares for her senior year of high school.
Being well aware that with each passing year it will likely be more difficult to fit myself into their increasingly busy schedule, I decided this was a good time to do a bit of a retro, and revisit the very first portrait I took of them (the first portrait I took of anyone, actually). Certainly this updated version reflects how far I’ve come as a photographer (though still with a long way to go), but I am more struck by how far these two have come as people. They are each a wonderful example of the best that the next generation can offer, and I look forward to the world they will forge.