Recently, I chatting with some Canadian photographers about high school senior photos. It turns out that senior graduation photos are a pretty unique American tradition, one that has not taken hold in Canada. Perhaps, as a country, we like to think of things in more concrete terms – a before and an after, a start and an end. The transformation from child to adult is an arduous one, something that can take many years (or for some, a whole lifetime) and so there is no start and end. High school is probably the closest we can come to putting a name on it, to tying the beginning of adulthood down and planting a flag that says “adult now”.
So, Garret, congratulations on the start of something else – a continuation of that adorable kid I met all those years ago at your brother’s wedding, but also a new and distinct adult. I know you are going to crush this adult thing!