San Antonio photographer offering free sessions to teachers and their families

“It’s time to acknowledge the incredible work teachers have done,” photographer Hayward Gaude said.

Cherye Graves, a 4th grade English language arts teacher at Eastside Elementary in Clinton, Miss., walks out of her desolate classroom as students are forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Clinton, Miss. Graves' room is decked out with lights and streams of ribbons in an effort she says to promote a fun learning environment for her students. "The main part of this is missing. The reason why we come is not here. It is sad. With the children gone, this means nothing. This adds, but the heart isn't here. Hopefully we'll be able to finish the school year with warm bodies in the classroom." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – Over the past month, Hayward Gaude Photography has been offering high school seniors free ‘quick take’ portrait sessions, but now they are giving back to teachers.

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“We feel it’s time to acknowledge the incredible work teachers have done during this school year,” Gaude said.

During the months of June and July, Gaude will offer complimentary family portrait sessions to teachers.

Spaces are filling fast, but you can go to the Hayward Gaude Photography website and fill out a form requesting your session.

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The portrait session can be used in any way the teacher chooses.

“We believe the teachers in all of the San Antonio school districts have done a phenomenal job to cope with the uncertainty and stress the end of this school year has brought, and we want to offer a gift of appreciation,” Gaude said.

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