I'm a natural light portrait photographer for personal brands and young adults based out of New England. I capture joyful images for people who love bright photos with pops of color, and I draw most of my inspiration from the beach.
When Emily first reached out to me about a graduation session and mentioned the locations she was interested in, I could already tell that the session was going to be a dream!
At UVM, Emily majored in Biology, but also enjoyed taking classes in adjoining fields– her favorite class was a Public Health seminar with a heavy emphasis on discussion-based learning, which is a bit different than most biology classes. Emily also served as a teaching assistant for introductory biology courses, and wrote and defended a thesis this year to graduate from the Honors college! Outside of her classes, Emily was super involved in the club softball team, becoming a leader in the club and even being the president this past year. During her time on the team, they even earned the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Columbus, GA, which is an awesome accomplishment! Emily and I even bonded a little over the fact that I also grew up playing competitive softball!
We first met at the Burlington waterfront, and I knew luck was with us because there was very little wind!! (A rarity in Burlington) The sky was overcast but bright, which ended up being super ideal because we were able to move around a lot and get some beautiful portraits both on the boardwalk, and in front of the lake! It was sooooo dreamy, and I’m definitely recommending the waterfront as a location for now on. Plus, it’s a bit off the beaten path for graduation portraits so it looks more unique!
Then, we made our way up to campus to get some classic portraits on the University green and by the fountain, a must for every senior!
We ended our session by the gorgeous Ira Allen Chapel, another gem that’s almost hidden in plain sight! The steps and pillars create a gorgeous backdrop for portraits, and the sunset light hits just right for dreamy images! This was such a great way to end our session!
Post-graduation, Emily is currently going through the hiring process to become a remote COVID-19 tracer, while she prepares her medical school applications for the following school year. I’m so excited to see where you will go, Emily!