McGill-Toolen Catholic Senior Portraits
I will always remember my senior year of high school for many reasons, both happy and sad. I remember all the fun festivities, celebrating with friends, and nerves about final exams. In August 2001, we had no idea what was coming on the eleventh day of that September. Ironically, that is the year that many of the class of 2020 seniors were born. The events surrounding the 9/11 terror attacks stand out in my mind and I’m sure that the class of 2020 seniors will remember the coronavirus pandemic in a similar way. It’s left it’s mark in a way we never imagined, abruptly ending their senior year.
Despite missing out on many of the traditional celebrations, the senior year is still something to celebrate! I was so excited when my first session after the government shutdown was one for high school senior portraits. These sessions are always so much fun! I love getting to hear where the seniors are heading to college and what they hope to study. It reminds me of how I felt at their age, which seems like yesterday and so long ago at the same time!
Anna Bailey has such a joyful personality! She is actually related to my cousin by marriage, so this was not our first time meeting. I love that she and her mom were game for strolling around downtown Mobile with me as I hunted out good portrait spots. Because they were so laid back and easy-going I was able to find two new spots I’d never used before and squeeze in some tried and true favorites.
Next year Anna Bailey is heading off to Southern Mississippi for college, with plans to major in nursing. Even though her senior year didn’t end as she envisioned it, she is still looking forward to her graduation ceremony. It has been moved to an outdoor venue which will allow for social distancing. How amazing is that?!
Congratulations to all the Class of 2020 graduates – both high school and college! It’s certain that you’ll always remember your senior year and the events that altered it. I hope that you’re still able to celebrate your achievements with joy!
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