Meet the Graduate
Meet Valery, a public sociology major, graduating from Sacramento State University, class of 2022! Valery is originally from Lincoln, CA. When asked why she decided to attend Sac State, Valery said “I choose to attend csus because I wanted to stay close to family! My favorite memory was definitely getting to know people in my classes.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“Hiking and going to the beach!”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Patient, determined and understanding.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“They help to remind me that I am capable of completing any obstacles in my life through patience.”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“One goal i’d like to accomplish during my life is to be able to give back to my family and community!”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“That I am actually very outgoing once I get to know people lol.”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”
Valery and I met up at the front of the Sacramento State school sign to start our grad session. The day was somewhat overcast and gloomy, but at least it wasn’t too hot. I like beginning sessions here at the school sign, since there are a couple of spots within close proximity that make for wonderful backgrounds. The giant redwood trees provide nice shade and give a forrest like feeling to the pictures.
On our way to the other side of campus, we make a few quick stops at the bike tunnel near the welcome center. This location is a grad favorite, and Valery’s black dress blended in great to provide a great contrast. We also added a few sitting down shots at a bench near the parking garage.
Valery also wanted to do a quick set with a more casual collegiate look. She brought a nice school sweatshirt and some denim jeans. At this point of the shoot, the sun had started to set rather quickly. Although we missed the sunset, we did catch a cool cotton candy looking sky for a couple of photos.
Below are some of our favorite Sac State grad photos with Valery. Enjoy!
Sergio is the best around!!! Was more than happy with my college graduation photos. He made my experience so natural and easy. He was very familiar with lighting, posing, location and when to catch the perfect shots. If you are looking through and considering I would definitely book with him because he gets booked up quick you won’t regret it. Thank you so much again Sergio!!!!Valery
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