Meet the Graduate
Meet Hana, a public health major, graduating from Sacramento State University, class of 2022! Hana was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. When asked why she decided to attend Sac State, Hana said “I chose csus because it was close to home. Unfortunately due to COVID I didn’t have much time on the actual campus, but I did meet some pretty cool and fun people during my zoom classes!”
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“I love spending my days on the water, boating and doing water sports with my family.”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Encouraging, determined, and silly.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“My grad photos mean so much to me! At times, I felt like I would never finish college. But being able to take these photos was like the grand finale to something I’ve been working on for so long.”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“One goal i’d like to accomplish is getting through a sonography program.”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I was a competitive gymnast for 11 years.”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“She believed she could so she did”
I first meet Hana about 4 years ago when she made the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush team. As a sports photographer, I have photographed Hana many times on the field. Hana is very charismatic and fun and definitely not camera shy, which mad the session tons of fun.
We started our session by taking some photos in front of the Sac State school sign on J Street. This sign can get very busy during the later parts of the afternoon, so I always recommend starting here and getting these shots done first. Right next to the sign is the school arboretum. I love shooting at this location. The gigantic trees provide some much needed shade on warm days, and the green background also helps grad stand out.
One of my favorite locations at this campus is the bike tunnel located just a short distance from the school sign. Hana wore a nice white dress, which had great contrast against the dark black background. Along the way to our next location, we found some nice rays of sunlight that were peaking through the trees. We had to stop and get a few shots here.
After taking some shots at one of the many tree pathways at Sacramento State, Hana changed into a second outfit for some more fun, casual photos. Having been a competitive gymnast for over 11 years, Hana is very acrobatic. We captured some cool photos of her doing some spits in the air.
Below are some of our favorite Sac State grad photos with Hana. Enjoy!
I did my graduation pictures with Sergio. He has many ideas and great knowledge of the campus! He was super encouraging during my shoot and showed me my pictures throughout the shoot so I knew what poses I liked or didn’t like. He also sent me my gallery in a timely manner and the photo quality was amazing. 10000/10 recommend Sergio for your photoshoots in the future!Hana
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