9 years ago I was finishing up my victory lap of college (5 years!) and was home bound. I got a job in August teaching at a private locally and had my first ever real life job post college. I was an assistant kindergarten teacher at the McDonogh School. That class is so special to me as I become a lead teacher half way through due to unforeseen circumstances. Those students were and still are incredible. In that mix of kids was a super cute and mischievous kid named Matthew. He wanted to please yet was always up to no good. I know, a 5 year old. But 9 years later, Matt’s parents reached out and asked Patrick and I to photograph his Bar Mitzvah.
We were so honored because
1) it’s Matthew
2) What an incredible celebration and
3) oh yah, it was in San Diego!
Early this year we flew out for his Bar Mitzvah, wish we could have stayed longer, but nonetheless, got to celebrate with Matt and his family, and also photograph the event!!
Matt, I’m so proud of the man you’ve become. You’ll always be my favorite troublemaker in that group of kids 9 years ago. Thank you for letting me be part of such a huge part of your life!