There are so may freaking photographers, how do I choose?

As a professional photographer with years of experience, I have seen countless people regret not choosing the right photographer for their graduation photos. Graduating from college is a HUGE milestone in one's life, and having professional photographs to commemorate the occasion is essential. Here are some questions to consider before making your decision:

  1. Do you want photographs that capture the essence of your college experience?
  2. Do you want high-quality photographs that will last a lifetime?
  3. Do you want someone who can provide expert guidance on poses and locations on and off campus?

A professional photographer can provide all of these things and more. With their experience and knowledge of lighting and composition, they can make sure that your photographs are not only beautiful but also capture the essence of your college experience.

At Fresno State, there are many locations both on and off-campus that make for beautiful backdrops for your graduation photographs. Here are some of the best locations to consider:

On-campus locations:

  • The iconic Fresno State fountain
  • The rose garden near the Save Mart Center
  • The arboretum and glass wall at the Library
  • Fresno State signs on Barstow and on Shaw

Off-campus locations:

  • Shaver Lake area
  • Downtown Fresno
  • One of the many nature preserves

When choosing a photographer, it's important to consider their style and approach. Do you want traditional posed portraits or something more candid and spontaneous? Make sure to review the photographer's portfolio to ensure that their style matches your vision.

In addition, be sure to communicate your expectations and preferences with your photographer. Do you have a specific location in mind or a certain outfit you want to wear? Let them know so that they can plan accordingly.

Lastly, don't forget to book your photographer well in advance to ensure availability on your desired date. Graduation season can be a busy time, so it's important to secure your photographer as soon as possible.

In conclusion, choosing the right photographer for your graduation day is essential to capturing the essence of your college experience. By considering the questions above and researching your options, you can ensure that your photographs are high-quality and will last a lifetime.

-Devin Bovee