Friendship Graduation Session | Abi and Julie Class of 2021

Graduation sessions are NOT just for seniors in high school, they are also for people graduating from all walks of life! Whether you’re graduating from high school, with your bachelor’s, with your master’s or you’re a full-blown doctor, celebrating your accomplishments is a MUST HAVE. Set up a friendship session to get some photos with your best friend, have an awesome time, and even get some solo portraits while you’re at it.

Incorporating Props In Your Grad Session

Abi and Julie came into their friendship session with SO many cool ideas. Overall, they had two (and a half) different outfits, a letter board and a ‘Congrats’ sign, and some champagne (and grape juice) for the end! For their first outfit the two wore their lab coats with the following outfit being their graduation cap, gown and sash. We were able to spend about 15 minutes on each outfit and then they both took turns taking some solo shots while the other one changed. For their last outfit they took off their gowns and sashes and showed off their white dresses while still in their caps.

We broke out the letter board later on and then ended the session popping Champagne while fully decked out in their graduation robes. These props gave their session an extra flare of variety that I am ALL for! If you’re looking for some extra tips for a friendship graduation session of your own check out my blog post here.

Grad shows off cap and gown during graduation session

Having Your Grad Session on Your Campus

Another thing that I loved about Abi and Julie’s friendship session was that we were able to celebrate their graduation on their campus. Having your graduation session on your campus gives the photos such a more personal feel, just think about all the time you’ve spent here, all the hours you put in to your degree, and all the fun times you had. It really dose make for an extra special session.

A quick note, for any closed campus I’ll need to be signed in as a guest before your shoot. For open campuses we don’t won’t need to worry about signing me in, but we’ll have to be aware of any events happening on campus that day and try our best to avoid them.

Grads holding sign celebrating their doctorate degrees during friendship session
Grads holding sign celebrating their doctorate degrees during friendship session
Grads holding sign celebrating their graduation during friendship session
Grad shows off cap, gown and sash during graduation session
Friends sit atop Midwestern University's alumni hall sign for graduation session
Friends hold bottles of champagne and grape juice during graduation session

I had so much fun with Abi and Julie during their friendship graduation session on the Midwestern University campus, huge congrats to these ladies as they start the next chapter of their lives!

Friends hold bottles of champagne and grape juice during graduation session
Grad pops bottle of champagne during graduation session

leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.