At a recent photoshoot the customer's request was, could I do his girlfriend's graduation photo. She missed having it done because of covid so she wanted it taken at the Guelph University Griffin statue. When we met I explained that this is a very special time in her life and she should present this image as a visual testament to her achievement. Because if you just stash it on your phone first it will lose its significance and then get buried under many pictures over time. My suggestion was that she consider immortalizing it as a wall portrait for everyone to enjoy or save a set in a folio box. As a photographer I wanted to enlighten them that I had much more to offer than just the camera in my hand, a service that would provide ideas to put this experience into something that could be passed down as an heirloom that would outlast all of lives together. On meeting them I instantly felt a strong emotional spirit and I knew this girl was very excited to do this shoot. The first thing that flowed out of me was...I am very happy to have this opportunity to work with you today. I can't wait to capture the emotions you're showing ...and what kind of photos have you dreamed of having? She looked at her boyfriend and looked at me, and just welled up with excitement and enthusiasm; along with a variety of shots, she mostly dreamed of being photographed sitting on top of the Griffin!! She was willing to skale this slippery bass mountain so she could proudly display what must have felt like an eternity of hard work, sweat, and tears to symbolize one of her life's achievements. It was not the nicest evening with the overcast and chilling wind. But she was determined and that determination culminated with these memories.