A few years ago I changed studio policy that we don’t do graduation or cap and gown sessions on campus the two weeks before graduation. The lines for images at Westcott Fountain, Ruby Diamond or the Unconquered statue at Langford Green will take an hour or more to get through at each location and then you still have tons of people in the background. These kinds of crowds make it virtually impossible for me to create the kind of images I want to create for my graduating clients. For more examples of this, check out my blog post at: https://www.longsphotography.com/fsu-graduation-photos/
So, for James, we scheduled his session in June so that we are FAR away from both Spring and Summer graduation. Although we got rained out a few times, we were still able to do his entire cap and gown session without the crowds. As an added plus, since James is on the football team, we got access to Doak Campbell and Bobby Bowden Field for a few of his graduation portraits! I won’t lie, being on the field with the lights on, Tomahawk Chop playing on the speakers and a thunderstorm rolling in the background is a pretty cool way to celebrate your graduation and I am thrilled we captured those moments in his images!
Florida State University Graduation Photography by Long’s Photography