Derek {Class of 2017} Downtown South Bend

This kid. Handsome. Kind. And a senior in high school this year! Derek is our little cousin, and I was really happy to photograph his senior portraits in downtown South Bend, before the blistery cold settled in!

We say this a lot, but photographing seniors is such an honor. Sincerely! You capture young people at a wonderful stage - a stage where they are approaching adulthood, and thinking about the mark they will make on this world. Goals are made. Determination settles in. And you can truly see it. It's a beautiful thing.

Congratulations little cousin! Excited to see where your future - and your perseverance takes you!

Be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination, if you always strive for excellence, you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.
— Sandra Day O’Connor