A Fathers Pride…

It is that time of year once again, school formals and proms. This is our first of many formals to come for our little dancer and this father could not be prouder of what our daughter is becoming, a beautiful young lady. This one does not have the angst for me as I am sure future ones will, but I know that day will soon be upon us. As a child grows so does her parents.

Our daughter has been so looking forward to putting on her new dress and at the same time I was so looking forward to photographing her in her new dress. We had a timeline all set and 50 minutes was slotted for me to do my thing. Well, much like any fine tuned agenda things change in a hurry. 50 minutes turned into 20. 20 minutes of camera time for a daughter who avoids a camera like a pro. A rushed chaos kissed being creative goodbye, but I did my best to capture the beauty she portrayed…..and the teenager she is.


My hopes were to try a few different gels on the background, get some grids going all around and create what any normal teen goes through…drama. I had two very creative people with me but with only twenty minutes I decided to play it safe and stay neutral. Good thing is, we are having a party for her next month and I will get my time fulfilled.

Looking up

I think this may sound selfish and a bit unusual, but I am relieved that she looks her age. Thinking the hairdo let that happen.


Congratulations my young love on your first formal and your upcoming graduation. You done good kid!

A Happy Teen

 Thanks for stopping by! Till the next time…

Published by Phil Shepherd

Capturing my interpretation of this world and its inhabitants... I am a Headshot and Portrait Photographer and supporter of Live, Local Music. This offering is dedicated mainly to Mom Nature and the travels I indulge in with her.

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