Grad Portraits

Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara

Meet the Graduate

Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara

Meet Kiara, a communication studies major, graduating from San Jose State University, class of 2022! Kiara is originally from Vallejo, CA. When asked why she decided to attend SJSU, Kiara replied “I chose this college because it’s was close to home and the campus is beautiful. One of my favorite moments during college was meeting all my new friends and creating so many memories along the way.” During her time at San Jose State, Kiara was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.

Q&A Time

Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“Relax, go to beach, go on vacations with family, and spend time with loved ones.”

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Energetic, caring, friendly”

What do your grad photos mean to you?
“They capture my accomplishments which I am very proud of. I know my family is very proud of me as well so I know seeing these pictures touches their heart. Two things my mom always wanted for her kids, was to know God and go to college. So to be able to do both, I am happy to make her proud!”

What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“Travel the world.”

What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I have a total of 8 siblings!”

What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Jeremiah 29:11”

The Shoot

The student union, better know as “the glass wall” by students, has become a favorite location of mine to photograph grads at San Jose State. The reflection casted by the glass creates some very nice images. This location is probably the most controlled environment since you can shoot in the shade and the winds are not really a factor when its windy at SJSU.

We started our session with Kiara at the glass wall. Kiara had a very nice Philippines stole that photographed great, and her white dress had great contrast against the blue background. Kiara had an awesome personality and was very easy to work with. After these images, we slide over to the 7th street plaza to capture a few more shots with the iconic palm trees. This location can get somewhat busy later during grad season. Thankfully for us, there was not too much foot traffic during our shoot.

I always like to add different looks for my grads, and since we had plenty of blue in the previous two locations, we opted to add some greenery by having Kiara take some seating photos. Seating photos also provide some nice variety to the poses in her gallery.

Below are some of our favorite SJSU grad photos with Kiara. Enjoy!

Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara
Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara
Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara
Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara
Grad photos at SJSU | Kiara

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