What a busy week! Wow! Photography season is definitely here and the beautiful spring weather we have been having is a real help for my portrait photography sessions. While I’ve shot quite a few high school senior portraits for my clients, this is the first set of college graduation pictures I’ve done. Jessica was all set to graduate from ECU (she did graduate, congratulations! She just had not at the time we took her photos) and wanted to have a portrait session commemorating her graduation! Personally, I loved the idea so we set up the time, date and location (downtown Raleigh) for her session.
The idea behind the shoot was a couple of outfit changes and capture both portraits of her in a more “idealistic” setting like a park with a definite urban feel and also capture a more urban and dramatic fashion inspired side of her. Of course, I love shooting in downtown Raleigh and we decided on a location I had not yet been – the firefighters memorial park. It’s a very cool location with a gorgeous mix of huge trees and architectural elements like sidewalks, walls and statues.
We ended up shooting for over 2½ hours and probably could of gone for longer but I think the lack of food was getting to everyone. So shortly after dusk we called it an evening but, of course, we had some really gorgeous graduation photos to show for it. I’ve got a small collection of photos we captured from her session below. I hope you enjoy!