Prom Season

It’s the end of May and here in the Mid-west, May ushers in Prom Season, Graduation Season, the end of school and the start of summer.

My son went to Prom a few weeks back. Prior to this year, the prom experience involved my daughter and I can say things are very different with a son. Some elements were easier - for example, hair, ie, no elaborate updo’s for my son! Choosing and renting a tux was fairly painless, although I don’t recommend waiting until the week before to complete that task. Surprisingly, the cost to rent the tux was higher than what my daughter spent on her dresses, but at least I don’t have a tux taking up space in my closet.

Here’s the main reason for this post – Prom pictures!

My son and his lovely date, A:
Prom 2017

Each class designates the location for photos and for the Class of 2018 it was Foelinger Auditorium on the south end of the Main Quad at the University of Illinois. All the couples and their families enjoyed the lovely spring weather. We felt lucky as the previous weekend's prom goers endured torrential rainstorms.

Prom 2017

Red was a popular color this year. You can't really tell from the above photo, but the two of them are wearing the same dress. The nice thing is neither really cared.

Prom 2017 - Family Plus
My son with his date's family. Aside note - I learned a few days after Prom that A's family lives two blocks from us!

With friends:
Prom 2017

Brian with his long time friend, E. They have known each other since they were both three years old. They are all grown up now....
Prom 2017 - All Grown Up

Denise at Autumn Sky  – (May 31, 2017 at 11:30 AM)  

Wonderful photos. I think it looks very pretty that the girls are in red. It's such a flattering color for everyone and looks striking in photos.

Jennifer Kent  – (June 1, 2017 at 7:41 PM)  

Gorgeous photos--especially the first one!

Lisa Gordon  – (June 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM)  

These are wonderful photographs, Shirley, and what a beautiful couple your son and his date are.
Have a fantastic week ahead!

Jonathan Merage  – (June 21, 2017 at 12:28 AM)  

Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics and awesome prom experience here.

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