Some of the world's newest educators!

I've known Mariko for a little over a decade now and have had the privilege to photograph many of the important events in her life - including her wedding day! This year she conquered yet another goal in her life: graduating with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education! It was so fun to meet some of her friends she's made through the program in the last 2 years - Alesha, Serene, and Tia and capture all of their excitement. They all seemed so relieved and most importantly - ready to relax and get some tasty food! ;)

We took advantage of the last bit of evening light on Bellevue College's campus before dinner time to grab some celebration photos of the ladies together as well as with their families. Tia's son, I mean Spiderman, even made an appearance!

Congratulations class of 2016!