There are many misconceptions about what it means to be a man. Often it’s their brawn that’s considered the measure of masculinity, or their assertion and their handyman skills. But true manhood lies in the golden character of the man, the same character that Marc has. He’s graduating from Orcutt Academy, and he’s looking into four-year universities to study medicine, and hoping for a specific major in sports medicine. He’s made some great memories in the years he’s spent in school: making the varsity basketball team in his freshman year, his first dance, and meeting his first girlfriend.
The shoot itself was so fun, and the photos that came from it are something he and his mom will be able to look back on for years. Marc told me that the one person he looks up to the most is his lovely mother: “She’s all I’ve had growing up, and she raised me herself. She’s made me into the person that I am today.” I’ve known his mother for years, and the same care she gives to her son, she gives to her patients as an ER nurse. The both of them are a gift to me, and I love to have the privilege of capturing memories for them both!
Marc is truly a man of golden character. He’s compassionate and caring, like his mom, and he loves to listen to you and give you his full attention. He’s a determined guy, and he has a drive to accomplish all that he can in life. He’s been playing basketball and volleyball for years, and he’s fantastic at both. He’s one of my VIPs this year, and that means he gets to participate in what I call ‘playdates’, which are random days throughout the year when I have an idea that I want to try out. Only the JMPVIP’s can participate in the couture shoot every February, a themed shoot that lasts all day long. It’s such a fun time for me and all of my VIP’s!
I’m so happy to be a part of Marc and his mother’s life. They’re both equally warm and wonderful people, and it’s an honor to continue to work with them. I’m so excited to see what’s in store for Marc, and I look forward to the next session. Good luck, Marc!