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  • Writer's pictureLedy Aldana

Photographing a Friend's Success: A Proud Moment of Capturing Accomplishments

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Photography has always served as a powerful tool for capturing big moments in our lives. From weddings to birthdays, it allows us to freeze time and capture emotions forever. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph one of my very close friends who graduated from the FIU School of Nursing with her FNP degree, and it was a proud and joyful experience that I will always cherish..

As a photographer, there is nothing more gratifying than witnessing and documenting the achievements of loved ones. Seeing someone you care about achieve their goals and watching their hard work pay off is something truly special. So, when my Nicole informed me that she would be graduating with a FNP degree, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride.

During the photoshoot, my Nicole's genuine happiness and pride were palpable. Her smile was contagious; it spoke of her accomplishments and the incredible journey she had just completed. Her kindness, perseverance and strength are true reflection of Nicole’s passion and dedication for helping others. It was an honor to be capturing these moments, knowing the significance they held. With every candid shot and posed portrait, I strived to capture the essence of my Nicole’s journey through nursing school and the excitement of this significant accomplishment. In this particular case, it was a story of triumph, perseverance, and unwavering dedication.

As we laughed and reminisced about our years of friendship, I had the privilege of witnessing her true spirit shine through the photographs.

Today, as I look back on those photos, I feel an overwhelming sense of joy. They serve as a tangible reminder of Nicole’s achievements and the pride I felt witnessing her success. More than just photographs, they encapsulate the countless late nights studying, the challenges overcome, and the unbreakable spirit that allowed her to reach this milestone.

Photographing Nicole’s graduation was an experience that filled me with immense pride and happiness, reminding me of the incredible power that photography holds in etching memories into our hearts.

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