Jeremy

Jeremy

I have been photographing graduation portraits at FSU for more than ten years and in that time it has changed DRAMATICALLY.  When I started a few people did portrait sessions at Westcott or Unconquered, but it wasn’t hard even close to graduation to get the images I needed.  In the last few years, I can barely get a session done a month before graduation due to the lines and crowds.  For more examples of this, check out my blog post at: https://www.longsphotography.com/fsu-graduation-photos/

So, for Jeremy’s graduation session I knew we needed to do the session either more than a month before graduation or after graduation.  Now that we have done his session, I would strongly encourage more people to book their sessions after graduation.  There is NO way we could get images in front of Westcott without people in the background before graduation.  Even more than that, we captured an image of Jeremy with his car in front of Doak Campbell without a ton of people and cars!  Even though the weather is definitely warmer during the summer, its totally worth it for this kind of results!

 

Florida State University Graduation Photography by Long’s Photography

Jessica

Jessica

Graduation portraits at FSU are RAPIDLY growing in popularity!  I used to get a few inquiries per year, but now I get multiple inquiries EVERY WEEK!  We photographed Jessica’s cap and gown graduation session more than a MONTH before graduation, but when we arrived at Westcott Fountain there were already probably 50 other grads trying to do their sessions as well!

If you are interested in doing graduation portraits on campus I STRONGLY encourage you to schedule them as far from graduation as possible.  I even have cap and gown sessions scheduled weeks AFTER graduation to avoid the crowds!  Please don’t think these images can be captured the day of graduation or even the last few weeks before graduation– the crowds and the litter of champagne bottles and confetti just make it impossible!

For Jessica, we found a few spots around Westcott and Ruby Diamond, but ultimately we chose to move down to Langford Green and the Unconquered statue to avoid the crowds.  

 

Florida State University Graduation Photography by Long’s Photography

Gillian

Gillian

Its so amazing to follow families for the big moments in their lives!  For Gillian, I first photographed her family when she was in middle school.  Over the years, I have photographed senior portraits, family portrait and now Gillian’s graduation portraits!  I am so happy for her and the next step in her life journey!  Congratulations Gillian!

 

Florida State University Graduation Photography by Long’s Photography

Robby

Robby

We get a lot of calls to do graduation portraits at the Westcott fountain on the FSU campus for each graduation but the week of graduation at Florida State the fountain and the statue of Osceola are an absolute mad house!  We always try to photograph grad photos before graduation week to avoid the LONG lines at Westcott fountain, not to mention the million people in the background and the piles of confetti everywhere!  Luckily, Robby booked us for his graduation portraits right when he received his cap and gown!  We had a beautiful session on campus and there were only about a dozen other graduates vying for those prized spots!

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