Meet the Graduate
Meet Griselda, a Kinesiology major, graduating from Sacramento State University, class of 2022! Griselda is originally from Los Baños, CA. When asked why she decided to attend Sac State, Griselda said “I chose Sacramento State because I loved the diversity that the campus had and also how beautiful the campus is because it’s filled with so much nature. Another reason why i chose csus is because they also because they have a good kinesiology program.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“I love hiking, swimming, and going on vacation”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Determined, self-confidence, ambitious.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“My grad photos mean a huge accomplishment to me and that I am able to do anything I set my mind to because at the end it will always be worth it.”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“One goal would be to buy a house for my parents.”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I am first generation in my family to graduate.”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“En la vida algunas veces se gana, otras veces se aprende.”
The weather in Sacramento during grad season can be extremely hot. Whenever a client like Griselda requests to book their session in early April, that makes us really happy. For our shoot with Griselda, we started by taking some photos at the obligatory sac state school sign on J street. I like to start here since this location gets very busy later in the afternoon.
Right next to the sign, there is a little location called the arboretum. I love shooting here. The gigantic trees are captivating, and they also provide great shade and allow for both the grad and myself to cool off.
Next on our list of shots was “the tunnel”, located right next to the welcome center. This location provides a cool dark background that really makes the grad stand out in the photo. Griselda wore a beautiful mint green-colored dress that contrasted great against the dark background. In addition, the dark background is a good alternative background since much of the Sac campus is filled with greenery.
Lastly, we wrapped up our shoot at the famous Guy West bridge. This location is not my favorite to shoot, due to the high winds and the large amount of foot traffic with bicyclists and pedestrians. But we got lucky and didnt get too many distractions in the background.
Below are some of our favorite Sac State grad photos with Griselda. Enjoy!
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