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Blog for graphic designer + photographer, Erin Reas. Based in Austin, TX, Erin shares stories from photoshoots, case studies on design projects, and tips and tricks for either profession!

Carolina A. | St. Edward's University | Class of 2019

You know when someone has so much joy that it exudes from them? That’s Carolina. When I met Carolina for our chat before her graduation session, she walked up with so much happiness and excitement! We talked about her aspirations of law school after she graduates with her degree in International Business. We talked about the musical Hamilton and how I’m very jealous she saw it in Chicago. We talked about how the bluebonnets would still be in bloom for her session. We covered a lot of ground, including, what she would wear. Coming from private schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, Carolina wore a white dress at every graduation. Of course, she had to continue the tradition and wear a white dress under her cap and gown!

Champagne pops are a favorite photo op for grads, and Carolina definitely took part in it! We even made use of the leftover champagne for drinking in the bluebonnets. We ended her session at Jo’s coffee because she spends a lot of time there. drinking Topo-Chico. That’s one of my favorite parts about a grad shoot - going to the places that’s important to my clients to truly photograph them,

We had so much fun together and I’m so excited to see what Carolina accomplishes in her post-grad life!

Female college graduate wearing cap and gown at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, Texas
Female Latina college graduate holding decorated cap. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate popping champagne during grad shoot at St. Edward’s University in front of Main Building. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Latina college graduate throwing yellow and blue confetti while wearing gown. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate at St. Edward’s University sitting in field of bluebonnets. Photo by Erin Reas Austin, TX senior photographer
Female college graduate sitting in a field of bluebonnets at St. Edward’s University while drinking a bottle of champagne. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate sitting in a field of bluebonnets at St. Edward’s University while drinking a bottle of champagne. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate sitting in a field of bluebonnets at St. Edward’s University while drinking a bottle of champagne. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate drinking Topo Chico during senior portrait session at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate drinking Topo Chico during senior portrait session at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate drinking Topo Chico during senior portrait session at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate wearing red floral top and glasses at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Photo by Erin Reas local senior photographer
Female college graduate wearing red floral top and glasses at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Photo by Erin Reas local senior photographer
Female college graduate wearing red floral top and glasses at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Photo by Erin Reas local senior photographer
Female college graduate wearing red floral top and glasses at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Photo by Erin Reas local senior photographer