Meet the Graduate
Meet Olivia, a sociology major, graduating from San Jose State University, class of 2022! Olivia is originally from Sacramento, CA. When asked why she decided to attend SJSU, Olivia replied “I chose San Jose State because my family also attended SJSU. My favorite college moments were my spring breaks.”
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
“I love going to the beach.”
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
“Loyal, loving, and real.”
Why did you decide to take graduation photos?
“To capture the real me at this very point in time.”
What is one goal you’d like to accomplish during your life?
“I would love to remain happy and healthy. To serve and care for others in need.”
What’s something my readers would be surprised to learn about you?
“I enjoy skydiving.”
What’s your favorite quote or saying?
“Dress your best, Do your best, and Be your best.”
As a photographer, we love it when our clients trust our vision and let us take full control of the photoshoot direction. As soon as I met Olivia, I could tell she was not camera shy, and felt very comfortable in front of the camera. She mentioned she trusted my vision and just went with the flow. Awesome 😎!
We started our session at the student union “glass wall”. This wall looks different throughout the various times of the day. In the earlier part of the day, this location can be somewhat bright. We took a few shots here, and I then recommend we explore a new location, something that we hadn’t seen yet on social media. We walked into the student union, and we took some photos next to a staircase, that in my opinion, turned out great. Olivia is very charismatic, and her white dress complimented the scenery very well.
During our shoot, we also took some photos at the 7th street plaza, which is very popular amongst grads. Olivia also wanted some photos in front of the blue SJSU wall on 4th street. But along the way there, we made some pit stops at a few other locations so we could add variety to her session.
Lastly, we concluded our session with a celebratory champagne popping shoot! These can be a hit or miss, but Olivia nailed it.
Below are some of our favorite SJSU grad portraits with Olivia. Enjoy!
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