Wow! What an honor! Joyce, a woman I photographed who was receiving the Women Who Mean Business 2015 Award, called me and asked me to photograph her for her graduation from the Washington University School of Business. It meant driving to St. Louis and photographing her on campus. I was all in. It also gave me a chance to hang out with fellow photographer David Stradal. We went to college together at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. We laughed a lot.
On that crisp Sunday morning, I met Joyce on campus she looked stunning. It was a perfect day and we made the most of it. I photographed her in her dress, Wash U sweatshirt and Cap and Gown. She truly is beautiful, inside and out.
I loved that she wanted to mark this accomplishment with photography. These milestone moments are important. We need to make them memorable for others, too. The gravity of these moments must be marked because they’re important moments to the fabric of us as human beings and must be remembered.