Getting your graduation photos taken at Berkeley is no joke. Not only are there dozens of photographers to choose from, but there are up to ten locations every person wants to be photographed at, some want couple shots and roomie shots, some want individuals in their favorite cafe, and so much more that could literally make your head spin. As a photographer, I've been approached a couple times to take photos of friends. Because of all that commotion, I usually say no and point them towards some of my favorite photographers (from the club of creatives I ran, naturally).
This year, however, I graduated, and some of my close friends needed a photographer-- but they weren't aware of how much money it actually costs. To do them a solid for all the friendship over the course of college, I offered to take them. I even took some of my roommates during my own grad shoot (what can I say... I'm never without a camera). And to round it all out, I also took some of my best friend and her friends down at USC, because why not? I find it's a lot easier to enjoy the process when you know the people you're taking pictures of so you can actually direct them and make them laugh... Here are a few of my favorites! (Maybe grad photos aren't an automatic no from me anymore!)
As a bonus I included one at the bottom with me actually in it. I did graduate, after all!
And as an extra special bonus, I'm posting this on my best friend's birthday!! Can you guess which one she is? (Hint: there're so many of her!)