Meet the Graduate
Meet Zoie, a communication studies major, graduating from Sacramento State University, class of 2022! Zoie was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. When asked why she decided to attend Sac State, Zoie said “I am a Sacramento native, so choosing a college was easy because I love the area and the campus is beautiful! It felt like home! My favorite moment during college was winning a gold medal my freshmen year on the rowing team, then winning gold again my senior year!” During her college career at Sac State, Zoie was also a part of the Sacramento state women’s rowing team!
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“During the summer I enjoy spending time with my family and my boyfriend, doing outside water activities, and playing sports.”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Resilient, charismatic, kind.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“They mean a lot. They stand for the accomplishment I made not only for me but for my mom. She didn’t get to finish college and I wanted to do it for her!”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“I’d like to become CEO of a company, whether that be one I start, or one where I work my way up.”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I can speak three languages fluently French, Farsi, English. I also have a pet bird!”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“I don’t have a specific quote but a mantra I live by is “keep going””
This grad season, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of student athletes. Zoie was part of that group, as she was a member of the Sac State women’s rowing team. She recently won some gold medals, which she brought to her grad session.🏅
We caught a beautiful day to shoot. We started our session at the front of the school sign on J street. We shot a couple of different combinations with and without her grad gear, and also incorporated her medals to the shoot. Zoie wore a nice white dress that complimented every background perfectly.
Next, we walked over to one of the many tree pathways at Sacramento State. My personal favorite is the one between Alpine and Calaveras Hall. This location can be somewhat popular during grad season, so I also recommend shooting here earlier in the day. To conclude our session, we walked over near the book store, were we had Zoie sit down for some sitting shots.
Below are some of our favorite Sac State grad photos with Zoie. Enjoy!
I absolutely loved my graduation photos! This was my first time doing a shoot like this, but Sergio made it super easy and comfortable. He was very professional and friendly and explained everything well. The website was super easy to navigate and I was able to bring my family to help me with my pictures. I would 10/10 recommend Estrada photos!Zoie
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