mike + katie | breckenridge family photographer

For the past few years, I have gifted each of my kids' teachers with a free photo session to say, "Hey thanks." Being a teacher can be such a thankless job--I did it for several years at the college level and, while it was incredibly fun, it was also incredibly exhausting.

Rewarding, but challenging.
Exciting, but hard.

And truth be told, it seems a bit unfair that teachers can be notoriously underpaid and thus maybe unable to afford beautiful memories of their own children and families. I have no idea if that's the case with any of my kids' teachers, but regardless--gifting them these images is something that's on my heart each and every year.

Katie and I met at a local get-together a few years ago. We chatted a bit, I learned she was a teacher, and we stayed connected via Facebook. While she has never taught my own children, I knew she appreciated my work and I loved the thought of having her in front of my lens.

So I offered it up, and--thankfully--she cashed in.

These images are some of my favorites, to date. I love the connection between she and Mike. I love that all they really wanted to do was just hang out in front of my camera, and I was able to capture so many candid moments between them.

Thank you again, Katie.
For all you do.

I so appreciate each of the educators who have played a positive role in my children's lives thus far; and, I have no doubt, that upon given the opportunity, you would be a great teacher for them as well.


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