As I reflect back on my 28 years in the business of capturing graduates’ accomplishments, I think about how things have changed. Commencements have gotten larger and the expectations of the parents and graduates are higher. Film based cameras are a thing of the past, and technology has pushed the industry to faster turnaround times and enhanced images. Today, all images are viewed digitally, many on mobile devices.
Even with all those changes, one thing has stood the test of time: the genuine smile, sense of accomplishment and personal pride when a graduate hears his/her name and walks across the stage to shake the hand of the president or dean. It is their “One Moment in Time.”