Way back when I had just graduated from high school, I learned the importance of a “thank you.” It was 1987 and I was receiving graduation presents by the truckloads. There were pearl earrings, picture frames, hand-quilted blankets, photo albums, and money… lots of money. Although it was tedious, I did my best to keep up with the thank you cards. I kept a list of everything I received and promptly sent a note thanking someone for their thoughtfulness.
One day, I got a phone call from an aunt on the east coast. She wanted to know if I received her gift. She wanted to know where her thank you card was. I had no idea. She wasn’t on my list. To make a very long story short (and save my sister from any embarrassment—hehe), I’ll just say that kids will be kids and my sister and I had one of the most competitive sibling rivalries that ever existed. Well, it wasn’t so much of a rivalry as it was that she suffered from middle child syndrome. In fact, that statement is probably still true today, but we love each other a lot more now. I think. 🙂
That very day, I learned how important it is to thank someone for their generosity—the fact that they went out of their way to make you feel special.
Fast forward 30-something years.
I photographed my niece for her 8th grade graduation—an early milestone in her life. I am thankful I got to be a part of that memory. She not only sent me a picture from the session, she sent me a thank you card. She’s sweet. Thank you, my little KarKar. And thank you for my thank you card.
Oh! And also, happy birthday! I love you!!
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co. in 2010 and I am a San Antonio based wedding photographer who is available for destination weddings. In addition to wedding photography, I also specialize in San Antonio senior portraits and senior portraits for high school seniors in the surrounding areas. I am a professional photographer who enjoys documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, hiking, cycling and listening to Elvis!