When perspective is mentioned in the world of photography, it refers to the manipulating of angles and depth. But at Cady Studios, we’re sometimes given the opportunity to read just our perspective.
Recently, we were allowed the opportunity to step out of our normal parameters of photography and spend time with an amazing young man named Tyler Clark. Tyler, a Paulding County High School Senior, has a rare form of muscular dystrophy that renders him mostly home-bound. He and his family were kind enough to allow our photographers to come into their home to take his senior portraits. Throughout his shoot, he exchanged quick whit with his nurse Maria, talked about movies and sports teams he loves, and Facetimed with his mother from upstairs to get her input on his Senior pictures as they were shot. Photographers Goose and Tatyanna later described this as “The best shoot of our lives!”
This Senior shoot was unique, not just because it was done in the home, but because we were reminded why we do what we do. At Cady Studios, we are able to catch just a second of joy in the faces of children and teenagers who bring joy to their families, their school, their community, their teams, and classmates. We are able to catch a quick glimpse of the journey they’ve embarked on and put that glimpse into the hands of their loved ones. These moments are not a product of our own labor, but a sum of the labor and love of all those having poured into them, and the hard work they’ve put into their own endeavors. We do not take for granted the moments we are allowed with these precious students such as Tyler.
We were able to give these “in-hand” memories to Tyler and his family. But truly, the gift was his to us. He gave us a fresh perspective. He reminded us that amongst the early mornings, late nights, checklists, procedure, gear and paperwork, to remember that these moments are the reason for Cady Studios and the photography industry at large.
Tyler, Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your story!
Madison Orozco-Tello, Studio Scheduling Manager