Every little boy and girl dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. For some it may be a nurse, a doctor, an astronaut, a mechanic or maybe a national geographic photographer. But, for some it is a fire fighter. Jay is the young man that I had into the studio to record an important time in his life as he decided to make his dream come true. He will follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. Jay will graduate in a couple of weeks and join the ranks of the many men and women that have decided to follow a career that many of us take for granted. He is going to become one of the few that will put his life on the line everyday for others and not think of himself but, of the people he will help and maybe save on some occasions. A fire fighter is the one person we are glad to see if a fire was to break out in our home or car. It is safe to say that every individual is pleased to see a fire fighter at the scene of an accident to provide comfort and assistance if once need be. As I was creating portraits for Jay to help him remember the start of his career, I kept thinking how lucky we are that young men and women today will still follow this path and will be there when needed. Next time you encounter a fire fighter take a moment to say thank you, because I am sure they don't hear it enough.