I’m so excited to share these cuties on the blog! This was my first time stepping onto the U of R campus for a photoshoot, so the location was new to me. These five pretty ladies took me around campus to get some shots all together and also separately. We had so much fun capturing their close friendships and celebrating their graduation that was coming up. I knew it was going to be a good time as soon as I met them! Of course they wanted to include some champagne shots at this particular spot by the water. It ended with a big surprise and a LOT of laughing! We saved the champagne popping for the last part of the shoot just in case they were to get sprayed- thank God we did because WOW, I’ve never experienced a champagne spray quite like this one! During their champagne pictures, I was mistakenly sprayed right in the face and I was pretty much drenched in champagne and sweat- yep, I smelled great… I literally had to wipe down my lens in order to finish those shots and we couldn’t stop laughing! It was hilarious and shocking all at the same time. Out of all the champagne popping pictures I’ve done, this was one thing that hadn’t happened yet. Now I can say I have full experience in the champagne popping department and I’m okay with it! 🙂 Congratulations to these beauties!
I have been wanting to book a VCU graduation session since moving back to Richmond, and it finally happened! I was so excited when Stacy and Shinal reached out to me for their Spring graduation session! Friend shoots are always so much fun, especially when they are bffs and roommates like these two! But my favorite part? The caps. Stacy’s cap read, “in the waves of change, we find our true direction.” Shinal’s cap said, “dream while you’re wide awake”. If these quotes aren’t inspiring, I don’t know what is! I loved that I was able to feel a connection to these quotes in my own way as there is so much meaning behind those words. These two women are going to make a difference in whatever direction they choose in life, and they will empower other women to do the same. It was clear to see that, even in the short 2 hours we had together.
Congratulations to Stacy and Shinal on this major accomplishment and best wishes on your next big journey!!! I know you’re going to do amazing things!
Last year (that’s weird to say), I just couldn’t keep up with the college graduation blog posts! During these Fall sessions, I was secretively in the middle of packing to move to a different state, moving into a new home, traveling to 8 different cities, and having 10 different photoshoots all in the same month! My blogging went a little downhill because I couldn’t juggle it all! I thought it would be appropriate to blog the best of my Fall 2017 college graduates! YAY, I am so excited to finally show off these beauties! PS this might be the longest blog ever because I had the hardest time picking and choosing which images to use because they’re all so prettyyyy!!! Congratulations to these stunning ladies, you are officially a college graduate! XO
This is Lauren, one of my ECU graduates! Obsessed with these glitter shots!
This is Emily, an NC State graduate! This was my first time on this campus and I was loving it!! New locations make me the happiest, especially with this sweet lady!!
This is Allison, a UNC graduate, who brought a few friends along for the fun!
This is Michelle, another ECU graduate celebrating with glitter and champagne!
This is Katie, a sweet UNC graduate! I love that she included her boyfriend and adorable friends!
This is Morgan, another ECU graduate who got a big surprise at the end of her session! Just wait until you see what happens!!!
Just seconds before the big surprise!!!….
I’ve been waiting too long to share this special day on the blog! Morgan and I had this ECU graduation session planned for a long time. Just a few days before I was going to meet her, I got a (secret) phone call from Morgan’s soon-to-be sister-in-law, Jenna. She informed me that Morgan’s boyfriend, Alex, was planning to propose at the end of the graduation session!!! Naturally, I freaked out with excitement and couldn’t wait for the big moment! Jenna and I came up with a solid plan and we were ready for the mission! 🙂
When the session/engagement day arrived, I met up with Morgan just like any other graduation session would start. I was introduced to some family members and Alex, who “just wanted to come along” for the session. Little did she know, they were all there for the big surprise proposal… but, I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.
This was easily one of the best moments I was asked to be a part of through my business. I mean seriously, I love having a role in major life celebrations, and this was a BIG one. There’s nothing like seeing love explode right in front of your eyes and seeing that moment being shared with the people who love them the most. It was incredible and yes, I literally cried. In front of everyone.
Thank you, Morgan and Alex, for allowing me to be a part of this time of graduating at ECU and getting engaged to the love of your life. This is the most exciting time of your life, and I hope you enjoy every moment of it! CONGRATULATIONS, wishing you all the love and blessings in your future!!
Congratulations to this sweet UNC Fall graduate!! Allison has the warmest heart, a joyful spirit, and I LOVED working with her! This graduation session was full of style, beauty, and fun props! I love when my clients get creative and bring their friends along!
Being a Tri-Sigma sister of mine, Allison showed me exactly what it means to be a sister and a friend. After meeting her at the session for the first time, she invited me to join the sorority for dinner in their home or to at least go over and meet some of the other sisters! Unfortunately, the timing wasn’t the best and I couldn’t make it happen. But, the point is that she was so kind, welcoming, and made me feel so thankful to have a client like her!
Thank you, Allison, for the most amazing review after I delivered your gallery- you are too sweet!!! Wishing you nothing but the best after graduation! You will be so successful if you keep shining your light and spreading the love! XO
This was my first visit to NC State and I LOVED it!!!! Emily was so easy to work with as Eli (my hubby/reflector assistant) and I followed her around to the main spots on campus! It was so beautiful and I had the best time shooting in a different location than normal! This senior showed up with my favorite props- GLITTER & CHAMPAGNE!!! Those turned out to be some of my favorites from this session! Keep scrolling and you’ll find all the action shots towards the bottom, plus the cutest outfit EVER that Emily ended the session with on a dock by the water. Perfect weather, a stunning location, a beautiful and sweet senior, a lot of red (a color I never get to photograph), my favorite props, and SO much fun!!! Loved this graduation session and LOVE my clients!!