It was beautiful June weather on Sunday as The Montclair Kimberley Academy Class of 2015 received their diplomas. The ceremony is classic and traditional: uplifting organ music accompanied the kids as they processed down the center aisle of the historic First Congregational Church in Montclair. After the bell rings the official close of the ceremony, the students stay together for one last class portrait.

I’ve been photographing MKA seniors and the graduation for 23 years.