photographs and text by Emily Qualey

A friend who works at a local paper asked if I wanted to come with her to document the arrivals of students at a nearby prom. Of course I said, “YES!”

These two rolled up in an old restored truck. I totally dug that the girl’s dress wasn’t your typical prom dress, and that her hot pink corsage wasn’t obligatory matchy-matchy, but that it actually made the outfit.

After the sequence above, the boy’s father got out of the car and was delightfully weepy nostalgic about, “How fast they grow up.”

 originally posted on EQ