Meet the Graduate
Meet Madison, a Political Science and History major, graduating from Santa Clara University, class of 2022! Madison is originally from San Diego, CA. When asked why she decided to attend Santa Clara, Madison replied “I chose Santa Clara University because of the amazing jesuit values that it has to offer. From the jump, I loved the idea of ‘educating the whole person.”
Fun Fact: I actually met Madison last year at Levi’s stadium. Madison is a member of the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush.
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“I love going to the beach and swimming in the ocean. It is the most refreshing thing you can do for your body!”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“If I had to describe myself in three words it would be Determined, Empathetic & Bubbly.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“Having grad photos means so much to me because they are something I can treasure forever and hopefully one day show to my children and grandchildren!”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“I’d love to work for the government someday and change the world!”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I can tie a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue!”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
I try to live by the quote, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”
When Madison and her friend Alexa contacted me about possibly taking some photos together at Santa Clara, I was thrilled. We love photographing grads. This grad season we captured over 150 grads throughout the Bay Area.
I first meet Madison last year, while covering 49ers home games at Levi’s stadium. Madison and Alexa are both current members of the 49ers Gold Rush squad. Having friendships with my clients is great, as this helps my client relax throughout the photo session.
When we arrived at SCU, we noticed there was a lot of people on campus. Apparently, there was a concert on campus that day. Since there was a lot of foot traffic, we began our session at the rose garden next to the water fountain. This area is nice, with plenty of of flowers, and the sun hits this spot perfectly in the afternoon.
Once the foot traffic died down, we worked our way towards the church, where we snapped a few more photos. I always like to follow the light, and noticed the sun was beautifully illuminating some door nexts right next to the main strip. We quickly snapped a few frames before moving over to our last location for the day, the water fountain.
Below are some of our favorite Santa Clara University grad photos with Madison. Enjoy!
Sergio is an incredible photographer! He is so easy to work with & always makes it a great time. I absolutely recommend you book a shoot with Sergio, you will not regret it!Madison
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