11.25.2019

Girl denied class picture over red hair glows fierce in photo shoot. 'I got to be myself'

Girl denied class picture over red hair glows fierce in photo shoot. 'I got to be myself' Photo by Jermaine Horton Photography

The professional photographer knew what he could do. The father in him knew he had to try. 

"When you feel that way, that your daughter was singled out, or you feel that her confidence was struck so bad to where she's coming home in tears and, you know, as a father, it gets to you," Jermaine Horton told USA TODAY. "So I was just glad that I was able to reach out, and we were able to make it work."

The father of a 7-year-old drove more than four hours from Chicago to Michigan to photograph Marian Scott, 8, who school officials told wouldn't get a third-grade photo this year because of her red hair extensions. 

For the full story, visit USAToday.com/Life/Parenting.