In Memory of Andrew “Chet” Hamm, 18, of San Marcos, Texas

Chet was killed in an auto accident on August 25, 2012, in addition his brother was seriously injured. Chet was a very special young man with a humble smile and caring heart. I had the chance to meet this young man briefly when he escorted my cousin to their San Marcos High School Prom last year in 2011. We had a chance to take some prom pics, which turned out to be my first prom picture session.

Needless to say I was shocked to learn the news. As a photographer you take pride in taking potential heirloom photographs of seniors, grandparents and the likes whether at a special event or in a generational picture or portrait, with the ultimate realization that TIME IS in fact LIMITED, but you never expect a photograph of a teenager could become one.

“The Chet Hamm Memorial Fund has been established at Sage Capital Bank, 2202 Hunter Road San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 392-5588, which is located at the corner of Hunter Road and Stagecoach. Checks may be made payable to Chet Hamm Memorial Fund and deposited at the drive thru or on the inside of the bank. Of course cash may be deposited also. If you bank at Sage you may call and request a transfer of funds.”

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