Yesterday I was invited by a friend of RP’s to take photos of her daughter as she prepared for one of the biggest nights of her youth – her year 10 formal. Here in Canberra, the high school system is a little different and the official highschool years finish in year 10. After this, students move into the college system, which for all intents and purposes is a mix between standard high school (years 11 and 12) and university – having similar subjects as high school, but greater freedom like university. Anyway, all of this means that unlike in Sydney where the year 12 formal was the be-all-and-end-all of high school celebrations, in Canberra, the main event is the year 10 formal.
The shoot was quite exciting – the girls beautiful, easy going, and happy to have their picture taken: some formal, and some not so, but all a lot of fun. Here is a selection from the afternoon….
P.S. Thanks Son and Liv for inviting us into your home, albeit briefly, and letting me capture this special moment for you. I hope you enjoy the pictures and I look forward to the wedding someday