Another reminder I am getting old(er)

Garrison and his father preparing to round up cattle near Cleveland, Montana.

And a recent photo of Garrison 5-1/2 years later posing for his senior class portrait.

They say time moves faster the older you get. I can personally vouch for the authenticity and accuracy of that statement. And there was even more evidence of that fact this week when I was asked to photograph a senior class portrait.

I don't normally do senior class portraits. It's just not my cup of tea. If someone is in a pinch or if it is a friend then I will oblige. That happens more than you would expect in places like Blaine County, Montana where professional photographers can be many, many miles away.

In this instance I was asked by a friend to take some photos of their son Garrison. The Mitchell's were the first family to host me when I wanted to make cowboy and cowgirl photos way back in 2010. One of the first cowboy photos I made (and one of my first cowboy photos to appear on a magazine cover) was a photo I made of Garrison as a young lad and his father. The one above on the left. And five-and-a-half years later I was making his senior class portrait; one of which is above on the right.

Talk about making a guy feel old.

Garrison is in his final year at Chinook High School. It's the home of the fighting Sugarbeeters. Then he will leave for college.

Enjoy your final year of school, Garrison.