Spring semester is starting for many students which means that this year’s graduates are in the final stretch. Caps and gowns are in the near horizon, which means graduation sessions are almost here. No matter what you studied or where you are graduating from, it is such a fun opportunity to capture images to show off your hard work! I am so excited to share some of the places that I love to recommend to my graduating seniors!
One super easy place for graduation sessions is the VCU campus. This is especially sentimental if you are graduating from VCU. There are so many locations VCU has to offer. With the little nooks of greenery here and there along with the perfect city back drop, VCU has a lot to offer for a session. There is even plenty of opportunity to have the VCU signage behind you, so that you can bask in your Alma Mater glory.
If you are looking for a location that does not represent a specific college, the Virginia State Capitol is a fantastic option, during the warm weather season, there is a gorgeous fountain surrounded by flowers that make the most lovely backdrop. The all-white building fits the light and airy style of photography perfectly and will definitely give you print worthy images.
Just about any photographer in the RVA area will tell you that Maymont is a go to location for sessions. There are so many different landscapes available and during the warm months, the flowers are stunning. Between the Italian gardens, open fields, and many other beautiful backdrops, Maymont makes a fantastic location for sessions. Being that it is all in the same location, everything is pretty close. Though, there are some stairs so the ladies may want to bring some extra shoes!
Located in the heart of Richmond, Libby Hill Park is a fantastic location for graduation sessions. This park actually has one of the most iconic views of the Richmond skyline! Along with that, the neighborhood around it has the most lovely homes. The park itself provides plenty of greenery to be used as a back drop as well along with the classic cobblestone pavement in some parts. Sessions at Libby Hill have so much classic variety, you really cannot go wrong.
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