I love graduation sessions because I get to celebrate your achievements with you and learn about what the future has in store for you! I know it's a pivotal moment in your life, and I want you to actually have graduation photos to look back on. It is worth documenting! Working with me means that you feel comfortable with me from the beginning and fully prepared for your session. From inquiry to photo delivery, your experience will be memorable in the best way possible.

If you're looking to take photos alone, do couple grad photos with your boo, or get together with some friends for a group graduation session I have a package for you!

Graduation photos at the bell tower at UNC Greensboro (UNCG)
Woman walking down Chapel Road at Duke University for spring graduation photos
UNC speech pathology graduation session at the Old Well
UNC PharmD graduation photos outside of Beard Hall
UNC gillings public health graduation photos at the Bell Tower
Duke Chapel graduation photo with graduation cap
Duke fuqua student posing with flowers at Duke Chapel for graduation photos
NC State bell tower photos on the steps for graduation photos
UNC gillings PhD graduation photo holding basketball jersey

Kind words from past clients

Duke Graduation Session - Sam

“Day of shoot, she was on-time, brought all the equipment we needed, and was a helpful guide when I didn't know how to pose. She made me feel beautiful. Showed the photos to me during the shoot and then adjusted to what I liked versus didn't like. My edited album turned out amazing. She got them back to me within about two weeks and I love every last one of them!”

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What's Included in each package

  • complimentary 30-minute virtual consultation
  • Client Experience Guide to help you feel prepared and confident for your session
  • high-res, edited images delivered via an online gallery
  • personal social media & printing rights

Graduation Sessions

Starting at $495 for 1.5 hours

I offer two solo graduation packages that range in length from a 2 hour session (for those who want a luxury experience) to a 1.5 hour session (my most popular graduation experience!). These can be upgraded to add an additional graduate. Larger group sessions of 3-5 people are offered at a flat rate.

The 1.5 hour solo session includes 2 outfits, 3 locations, and 40 photos. For more information on the packages and my client experience, click the button below to submit an inquiry. Let's chat!

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Graduation photos at Duke Chapel for a Duke fuqua student
Group graduation session at Duke University
Graduation photo with dog at Duke University
UNC school of medicine graduation photo at the Bell Tower
UNC graduation photo at the Old Well
UNC graduation photo with cap

The Important Questions

How long is a graduation session?

I have packages that range from 1.5 hours to 2 hours. We'll talk through which package is the best for you based on how many locations you want to go to, how many people are in your group if you're doing a group session, and the number of photos you're wanting.

When is the best time to take photos?

Hands down March or early to mid-April if you're a May graduate. The end of April and early May before graduation day gets hectic (especially at UNC at popular spots like the Old Well, the Seal, and the Bell Tower), and it's nice to get pictures done earlier with plenty of time to get them before graduation. If you're a UNC student who likes flowers, the flowers around the Old Well bloom mid-April, which makes the background extra beautiful.

Be aware that the closer you shoot to graduation weekend (2 weeks or less out), having people in the background is a risk you'll have to take. Sometimes this is avoidable with strategic body placement, but when it's really busy, it is not always possible to get every single person out of the background.

June and July are off-peak months, so you won't have to worry about long lines. The main thing you'll have to worry about is humidity and heat with North Carolina summers, so really it's based off your tolerance for both of those things.

This depends on what you're looking for. September will be fairly warm but no fall foliage. October should be pretty mild in terms of weather (but sometimes it gets hot - it was 70-80 degrees when I did my photos in mid-October!). Early to mid-November should have fall foliage but may be chillier.

Should I book an individual or group session?

This depends on your budget and preferences. Group sessions will be cheaper per person, and you get a variety of photos with friends in addition to individual photos. Downside is trying to coordinate a day and time that works for everyone (I know it's a busy time!). An individual session will let the focus be on you only, which is awesome if that's your vibe, and you'll get a lot more solo shots since it's all about you.

During your consultation call, we can discuss the best option for you if you're still unsure as to which direction you'd like to go. I'm a firm believer in guiding clients towards the package that best fits their needs and not pushing you for one that doesn't, so you'll get my honest opinion.

Can you help with locations?

Definitely. My Client Experience Guide (sent after you book with me) has location suggestions with links to galleries that have photos for you to look at. I usually defer to you to pick which locations you want to go to, but I'm always happy to provide input.

What should I bring to my graduation session?

At a minimum: comfortable walking shoes, water, snacks, makeup to touch up (if you plan to wear makeup), and of course, your cap and gown. I also encourage you to bring props!

When you book a graduation session with me, you will get access to my Client Experience Guide that outlines everything in detail to help you prepare for your session.

Can I bring pets?

ABSOLUTELY. If you do want to bring pet(s), I just ask that there is someone who can help with watching them when they're not in photos, giving snacks, maybe grabbing their attention for photos, etc.

What happens if there's bad weather?

If there is a forecast of bad weather or the weather turns on us during the session, we can reschedule. Do not worry about the forecast if it's more than 3 days out because it can change quickly. I will work with you 1-2 days before your session date to figure out a new game plan if the forecast isn't looking great. I'm pretty flexible with this and will work with you for weather reschedules!

Working with me

A sneak peek

Once you inquire, I'll send over my full pricing information. We'll set up a time to chat so we can get to know each other and talk about any ideas you have and how to make your graduation session reflect your personality (or just touch base over email if you'd prefer!).

After we get you booked with your signed contract and 50% retainer, you'll get a Client Experience Guide. We'll have a blast at your session, and then you'll get your photos 3-4 weeks later!

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Recent Graduation Sessions

Ready to book a session?

Here are your next steps

Step 1: Submit your inquiry.
Step 2: Tell me your ideas and expectations for your graduation session during your complimentary consultation call.
Step 3: Sign your booking proposal and pay the 50% retainer.
Step 4: Get ready to have a fun time!

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