Erin Reas Creates

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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!

Emma S. | St. Edward's University | Class of 2019

There are many parts of the college experience: 8am classes, late night study session, dorm life, and pizza - lots and lots of pizza. At almost every organization event or meeting there was pizza. Probably because it was the easiest thing to feed a lot of hungry students. Emma wanted to celebrate her love for pizza as part of her grad session.

Emma is double majoring in International Business and Marketing at St. Edward’s University. While wrapping up her final semester, she is also starting her own swimsuit company! We first connected when I designed her company logo and then I got to take her grad portraits. Her grad session started off like all my St. Ed’s grad sessions - at the red doors. Emma expertly popped a bottle of champagne and taught me a little trick on how to get it to really spray! The trick is to half way cover the opening and shake it some more to make the champagne spray all over! After wrapping up at the red doors, we made our way to one of the many wildflower fields that cover the various hillsides of campus.

Emma brought a heart shaped pizza from Southside Pizza and we ate pizza in a field of Indian Paintbrushes. This session was all sorts of fun and perfection. I love it when my grads want to do something a little different that truly feels like them! Emma was joined by her boyfriend Richard and best friend Anna for some lovely photos as well.

Female college graduate throwing blue and yellow confetti in the air while looking up. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate wearing cap and gown sitting on steps of Main Building at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College senior popping bottle of champagne and spraying it at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX.
College senior holding two bottles of champagne while wearing cap and gown in front of Main Building at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate wearing white dress standing in front of Trustee Hall at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate wearing white dress and tossing graduation cap in the air. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Southside Flying Pizza pizza box with bottle of champagne. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate opening Southside Flying Pizza and taking slice of heart shaped cheese pizza. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate at St. Edward’s University eating pizza in a field of Indian Paintbrushes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX. Pizza from Southside Flying Pizza
College graduate at St. Edward’s University eating pizza and drinking a bottle of champagne in a field of Indian Paintbrushes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX. Pizza from Southside Flying Pizza
College graduate at St. Edward’s University eating pizza in a field of Indian Paintbrushes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX. Pizza from Southside Flying Pizza
Group of college friends eating pizza and drinking champagne in a field of Indian Paintbrushes at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
College graduate at St. Edward’s University eating pizza in a field of Indian Paintbrushes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX. Pizza from Southside Flying Pizza