Deb broke all my teacher/parent relationship rules. When I started teaching in 2012, Facebook, my phone number, and my personal email were all off limits to parents of students at the school where I worked. It just seemed like a smart move to help keep my personal and professional life separate. I don’t have anything to hide…I just prefer some level of privacy. Then I switched schools in 2014 to Howbert Elementary and enter Deb. Though I haven’t taught either of her awesome girls, Deb is still a school parent. Before the end of the school year, though, she had all 3…Facebook friend, phone number, and email.
Deb is good at that. She’s good at being so kind and friendly you can’t help but let her into your life. She’s loud and fun and personable. She’s the type of person who encourages you to be honest and open and to engage with the people around you at any given moment. I admire her immensely for those qualities as well as for her infectious joy and fun spirit.
I hardly know Tre, but I relate more to him in the fact that he’s seems reserved and observant. His love and admiration for his two girls is evident any time I see him walking them to school and through what Deb shares with me about him. It’s also obvious how much he loves his wife! I have a lot of respect for him for the way he loves the women in his life and also for his service to a our city as local law enforcement!
I really, really enjoyed the opportunity to do a couples session for these two. Deb has expressed to me before that she doesn’t have many [professional] photos of her and Tre that she absolutely loves, so it was fun to take a moment to just focus on the two of them.
The last time you get photos with your significant other doesn’t have to be on your wedding day in a white dress, or with kids in your arms. Even if your kids are present at the session, I love to take a few moments to just focus on you and your love. After all, your love is the reason your family even exists, so it should be celebrated and captured! It is equally as important as photos of your kids’ adorable faces.