One of the best things about being a children’s portrait photographer in Pittsburgh is capturing milestones. The times you will look back on and say “Oh my gosh remember when you (started to walk, turned 3, lost your first tooth, and started school)”
My daughter started kindergarten this week and it was way more emotional than I thought it would be! She attended Pre-K last year and had a similar schedule so it isn’t a huge change as far as how many hours she’s at school. I guess the fact that it’s a different building with different teachers makes a difference and kindergarten is no joke nowadays! There is a lot of learning and not much playtime from what I understand. They even got homework three times already and this is the first week! There have been a lot of tears and adjustments and questions this week (from me and my daughter). I definitely feel that we are being pulled apart not only physically but emotionally too. Already in the first week she is acting so much older than she did in Pre-K. She is nervous about how she looks, she is making new friends, and she is dealing with the occasional mean comment from her peers. Gosh I just want to take away the pressure and the anxiety and hold her all day and tell her she doesn’t have to go! But then I see how proud she is of herself when she gets a star on her homework or how she giggles with her new friends. Sigh!
Big shout out to all you parents sending your babies to school for the first time!!! I would love to capture your little love on camera to document this occasion. Email me today- email@example.com or call 412-965-9674