So my niece asked me to come down and take pictures for her boyfriend's prom. Unlike the last time when I pretty much invited myself, this time, I was personally invited. My niece called me last weekend to ask me to come over. My mom and I got down there in record time (because my principal was kind enough to let me go a bit early and Pappy drove my daughter to work). In fact, we were there early enough to catch some of the getting ready process.
We then headed over to her boyfriend's house where we welcomed and greeted warmly. I alertly (I am nothing if not alert) snapped some pictures of the flower exchange. I was going to write boutonniere but I can never spell it, oops, just did, thank goodness for spell check.
We got some family pictures, including my one of my new favorites. Really I dare you not to be moved by a dad scooping his baby into his arms.
Then we went to a friend of their's house. Wow, I thought that there were a lot of people there at the last prom. This time we had to park down the street. I didn't mind too much though, I was able to snap a couple on the walk down.
Once we got to the house, there were so many kids there, it was crazy, in a good way, of course. As they were trying to get a group picture, it started to rain and it was decided that they should move to the porch. But honestly, I couldn't manage to get them all into one frame, there were so many friends there.
At one point, my niece wanted some pictures of her and her boyfriend by a tree that was in the front yard. Well I had spotted this awesome barn not too far away so I asked them if they would mind making their way over there. They are awesome, so of course, they said yes! I am so happy that they did!
After a couple of group shots and some fun shots,
they made their way to the high school where buses awaited. It is not an exaggeration to say that there was a sea of people present.
It was so much fun and the perfect kick off to my weekend!! I am really happy that she asked me (believe me when I saw that barn, I was really, really happy!). Please click here if you would like to see the rest of my pictures.