Eddy has done his fair share of graduation photoshoots this season, but there is one that stood out to me. Without question, the composition and editing of the photos are beautiful. But what really took the photos to the next level was the special elements that the grad, Tzaitel, brought to the shoot.
Below are the three top tips to make your graduation photos look as special as Tzaitel’s:
Decorate it to tell your story.
Tzaitel’s cap (pictured above) tells a story of her past and future, and it moved me! It’s an expression of gratitude toward her parents and a recognition that obtaining a college diploma would not have been possible without their sacrifices and unconditional support. But it’s also an expression of love toward this country—her parents emigrated from Mexico in search of a better life for her. They hoped she’d obtain a good college education here, and this photoshoot commemorates that Tzaitel accomplished what her parents envisioned for her.
It also tells us about her future—Upon graduation, Tzaitel will move to California, where she will attend the prestigious Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.
What an accomplishment!
Doesn’t seeing the joy on Tzaitel’s face after popping a bottle of champagne in that fountain make you smile? Popping a bottle of champagne is a great idea for a fun photo like this one!
Other environmentally friendly celebratory elements include:
Birdseed to toss in the air
Rose petals to throw in the air
Bubbles to blow in the air
Fragrant herbs like lavender or rosemary to toss in the air
Include in your photoshoot any family members and friends who have supported you along the way—after all, your graduation is a milestone for them too.
Previous Blog Post
Next Blog Post
“It really is an art. He was somehow able to exactly capture the fun, breezy, romantic vibe of our wedding day and our relationship, and allow us to completely relive this day through our gallery.”
"I never understood the skill and artistry of a good photographer until I met Eddy"
"He knows exactly how to set the scene to get the best shot. He will listen to your ideas and pays close attention to detail. He’s also very funny! We were so amazed by how beautiful our engagement photos and wedding video turned out! We will cherish them for a lifetime!"
"Eddy has a natural talent for capturing beautiful moments!"
"We can't say enough WONDERFUL things about our experience with Eddy—"
—the attention to detail, ease of working together, his fun personality and his dedication to his work are top notch. Simply capturing the people that were there was one thing, but Eddy captured the emotions and the story behind the entire day and for that we will be forever grateful.