Some of my favorite pictures from events are the ones most
people don't see or notice. These are pictures taken behind the
scenes, where friends help each other put on their graduation gowns
or rehearse the Saint Meinrad seminary anthem one last time.
These are also pictures taken away from where the main action is
happening. The crowd has their eyes directed at the altar, and I
have my camera directed at the crowd.
Often times, these pictures have more emotion, but more
importantly, they give a different view of an event. People who
attended this year's graduation probably recall the homily or
taking communion during Mass or the heartfelt speeches during the
commencement ceremony. They most likely won't remember the children
cuddled up to family members or the quick smiles shared between
As a photographer, I feel like it's a privilege to witness these
small moments. People let me in and it's my duty to make the best
picture to tell the story of the event. Enjoy these small moments
that tell the story of this year's graduation.