“Our baby is going off to university – the whole family is growing up and we want to preserve the day in photos – will you spend the day with us…and bring your camera?”  One of the very first professional photography jobs I was hired for was a graduation.  I spent the day with a lovely family at their garden party.  It was really delightful.  That was nearly three years ago and since then, I have had the chance to photograph a formal graduating class – including the studio cap and gown images and dressy formals, along with a few graduation lifestyle photo sessions.  Confession:  When I saw the raw and genuine reaction of a proud dad the first time he saw his little girl all dressed up for her grad day, I cried.