This year I had the privilege of photographing my dear friend Zoya's graduation portraits. I met Zoya back in 2011 when we were both freshmen majoring in business at the University of California, Riverside. It's crazy to think that it's already been almost 7 years since I first met her! Time flies! I haven't seen her since I graduated in 2015 and it was so nice to catch up with her after the shoot. She just recently graduated with her masters in public policy at the University of California, Irvine. I'm so proud of her accomplishments and how far she has come since our time at UCR. Congratulations Zoya!
If you're a senior in college and March or April comes around, I bet you get a little bit nervous or maybe a bit excited. You start reflecting back at the past 4 years of your college life and wonder where has the time gone? It's that time of year when all the seniors in college start preparing for their next chapter in life. Whether that be going to grad school or entering the workforce full time or like me when you spend the next 9 months after graduation, looking for a job. It's an exciting time in a person's life and it all starts with graduating college! This year I got to do a shoot with 5 graduating UCLA seniors: Kiana, Terry, Nicole, Sally, and Tesia.
Graduation shoots are always fun because it's a way to celebrate all the achievements and hard work that a person put in during their time in college. It's a memorable time in their lives as they learn more about themselves and create friendships that last a lifetime.
A graduation shoot isn't complete without some alchy!
Graduation shoots like this brought back all the fun times that I had back in college. I really do miss the social environment of college and there's times now that I wish I could relive it all again! Overall, this was such a fun shoot and I really enjoyed working with all of them. If anyone is interested in a grad sho that contact button on the top right of this page and fill out the information. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!!!