As a photographer passionate about capturing pivotal moments, I recently had the honor of documenting the promotion and adoption of Alabama's Universal School Choice laws, championed by The Alabama Policy Institute (API). Through my lens, I aimed to showcase the importance of choice in education and its empowering impact on Alabama's families.

At the heart of this initiative is the belief that parents should have the freedom to make educational decisions for their children. API's advocacy for families resonated deeply with me, as I believe in the power of parental choice in education. School choice isn't just about policy; it's about ensuring that every family can shape their children's education according to their unique needs and aspirations.

Photography plays a crucial role in amplifying the voices of those advocating for change. From capturing the determination of policymakers crafting legislation to the joy of families embracing new educational opportunities, my lens became a tool for storytelling, highlighting the transformative power of choice in education.

The passage of the Creating Hope & Opportunity for Our Students' Education (CHOOSE) Act, led by Governor Kay Ivey, marks a significant step forward in Alabama's educational journey. As I documented the collaborative efforts of policymakers, I couldn't help but feel proud to witness democracy in action. Through my photography, I aimed to capture not just the legislative process, but the hope and determination of those working to expand educational opportunities for all.

As a supporter of Alabama's School Choice laws, I am committed to using my craft to showcase the transformative impact of choice in education. Every image I capture serves as a reminder of the resilience of Alabama's families and their determination to provide the best education for their children.

In documenting the promotion and adoption of Alabama's School Choice laws, I hope to inspire others to join the movement towards educational freedom. Together, let's ensure that every child in Alabama has the opportunity to thrive.

Location: Alabama State House

Client: Alabama Policy Institute

Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV

Lenses: Canon EF 24–105, Canon EF 70-200