It was my pleasure to spend the day with this lady. We were up early to beautify her, although she didn't need much help in that area. She's beautiful all by herself!
We had a bit of a 'dress emergency' the night before as the dress we bought for this day she had worn once to a church event and got something on it so she washed it the night before and it SHRUNK! She panicked. Have no fear I told her...we'll go pick out a new dress. I liked this one much better anyway!
I think she wore it well.
The kids had to be there a little before graduation to take a class picture so I stuck around for some candid shots.
I love her.
She's made some fun friends along the way.
Class of 2017
The kids walked in 'awkward' pairs through the entrance before taking their seat.
Stevie before receiving her certificate
Shaking hands with the principal
(she's smiling because she made it across the stage without falling)
The girls wanted one last picture of their 'lunch table'
They're a cute bunch
Then some candid shots with friends
And of course I needed just one
She's a fun girl to shoot...always happy and excited
This group was her 'performing arts' group. They're a talented bunch.
(Never short on faces)
Some of these girls will be going to private school next year and so there were some tears
And then we went out to lunch. It's a tradition after graduation.
I took her along with a bunch of friends (and mom's) to her favorite restaurant.
I'm grateful that my daughter is surrounded by good friends.
(and that they put up with her goofy ways) :)
Next up? HIGH SCHOOL!