One of my many favorite families had their son leave for the military recently. You may recognize Kyle from his Senior Pictures – and after thinking about my own family session as a Senior, I thought I would offer this service to Kyle and his family since basically he’s leaving home to start a new life… when will their next family portrait be?

So the night before he leaves for the Army, we gathered at one of our weekly hang-out spots… where Kyle and my children attend Boyscouts (Go Troop 88!). Yes, my daughter is a Venture. What is a Venture? Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are between the ages of 14 and 21. Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Kyle and his family have become very close to our family and Kyle was close friends with Jennifer being a part of Ventures together.

Kyle, his sister, brother and parents came out to the Parker Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PEPC), where we walked up onto the hillside and captured some great family photos –

And I always insist that if a mother is present during a family photo session – there has to be a kiss. It makes the Seniors giggle, a bit skirmish, but all the mom’s appreciate it. Most of the time it’s the Senior / Child that gives mom a kiss, but at this point in the session, Kyle’s allergies had kicked in and Mom was in tears as well so a close tight hug made the cut.

Kyle is doing well at Bootcamp right now, we have received letters from him already – and we know he’ll do fine as he learns the ways of the military. We wish him the best –

Your Life Photographer –
Susan B.