Smalltownland recently held its high school prom. In this small town it's a big deal. Prom goers get ready early in the day for pictures, dinners, and they walk into prom while a good portion of the town comes to watch.
A team mate of my daughter asked me if I could take a few photos of her, and her boyfriend. She is a softball player and he is a baseball player. They already had formal pictures scheduled and she had some very last minute ideas from.....you guessed it, Pinterest. I told her I was game, but I didn't usually take photos of people. Cows don't count as people, right?
Lucky for me, they were easy subjects.
And, beautiful ones at that.
"I think the prom is very serious also. It's an American ritual, it's a rite of passage, and it's very much a part of this country."
Mary Ellen Mark