I can't help but feel that the graduates of the class of 2020 are not getting the recognition they so richly deserve for their accomplishments. Families who supported their kids through 4 years of college were denied the chance to watch them walk across the stage and accept their diploma. No parties. No out-of-town visitors. The kids finished their last exam and came home with little to no fanfare save for maybe being handed a face mask.
I've photographed a number of graduates at my Carrollton studio this year and enjoyed learning more about them, their majors and future plans. I think the proud parents savored even this small bit of fuss over their children's accomplishments. A cap and gown portrait really cements their achievement and prints can be shared with friends and family. All sessions are no-contact and I wear a face mask throughout (I've had some interesting conversations with med school grads!).
Beyond the obligatory face mask graduation portrait for the Class of 2020, I like to try to create something unique for each person. When I learned Andy plays tennis, I suggested he kiss his diploma just like tournament winners kiss their trophy. He loved the idea and I think it might be his favorite picture.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. She is proud to be able to help the graduating seniors of the class of 2020 get some well deserved attention and recognition through her photography. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.