I have been photographing this family for over 5 years and now their oldest, Mackenzie, is off to the University of Florida to attend their honors program (Go Gators!). Just being able to witness her journey has been so incredibly rewarding. It makes me think about how fast time goes and how one day I will be photographing my daughter for her senior pictures and planning her graduation party. As scary as that sounds, it reminds me of the words that a friend gave me before I even had children….”they are not ours to keep”. One day they will need to start their own life and experience all the things that made us the people we are today. Congratulations Mackenzie (Class of 2017, Valedictorian, Monteverde Academy)….I am sending so much love your way as you start this new phase of your life!!!!