Best (Penn State) Graduation Portraits

Graduating from Penn State is a big deal and your graduation pictures need to reflect that. It is easy to fall into the trap of cliché pictures, so here are some ideas on how to keep your portraits fresh and unique!

 Group sessions are the most fun. If you want to save a lot of money, bring along as many friends as you can!

Group sessions are the most fun. If you want to save a lot of money, bring along as many friends as you can!

Location is everything. Get your picture taken at places you hold dear on campus. Everybody gets a picture at the lion shrine and at old main. Where else can you get yours?

 Getting your picture taken near the pillars can offer a unique angle with beautiful light.

Getting your picture taken near the pillars can offer a unique angle with beautiful light.

 You can't go wrong with standing at Old Main's doors either.

You can't go wrong with standing at Old Main's doors either.

Consider getting your picture taken in front of a building that was integral to your major. For example, the millennium sciences complex looks pretty neat. 

Everybody has been to a football game. While it's hard to find a nice face of Beaver Stadium, maybe show your PSU pride with the large LED lion sign in the background.

 Beaver Stadium also makes for a great location to take fun pictures.

Beaver Stadium also makes for a great location to take fun pictures.

 Not too far from Beaver Stadium is one of the most iconic signs at Penn State.

Not too far from Beaver Stadium is one of the most iconic signs at Penn State.

Don't forget about downtown State College. If you've spent lots of time at your favorite bar, try getting a picture in front of it.

 These Penn State lovers made sure they got their pictures taken where they met.

These Penn State lovers made sure they got their pictures taken where they met.

Finally, don't be afraid to get your picture taken at indistinguishable locations around campus. We are blessed with such a beautiful campus and your pictures are a perfect time to enjoy it.

 These sisters picked the best day to get their pictures taken with these tulips in front of Chambers Building.

These sisters picked the best day to get their pictures taken with these tulips in front of Chambers Building.

P.S. Timing is also everything. If you graduate this May, don't wait until April to schedule your portraits. You'll be waiting in lines for hours at all the staples. So, schedule your portraits sooner than later. After all, it is hard to determine the temperature when looking at a picture.

Do you like what you see? Please head over to my graduation page to learn more and contact me to book your session.