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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!

Shehrazad I. | St. Edward's University | Class of 2019

Every Spring I hold a Giveaway for one lucky St. Edward’s University student to win a free graduation session! It’s purely based on a name draw, but I believe everything happens for a reason - including who wins the giveaway. This year, Shehrazad Irani won, and I’m so glad she did. Shehrazad is the first person in her family to graduate from college, so her graduation is really special for her family. She was so excited to be able to show these photos to her grandparents.

During this time of year, everyone wants to take photos at the Red Doors and there can sometimes be a bit of a wait to take photos in front of them. However, we made use of the time and took some gorgeous photos with the light coming from behind Main Building as well as the confetti toss photo before getting red door photos. Shehrazad also wanted to go to East Hall and take photos in front of the old building because it was one of her homes. I love going to the places that my grads have a special connection to! Yes, gorgeous photos are important, but photos of you in those places that have meaning to you are special. We then ended her session in a field of wildflowers. Shehrazad brought a bag of grapes to snack on during her session and we made use of them for some fun shots in the field!

college graduate lifestyle portrait laughing and wearing striped jumpsuit. photo by erin reas senior photographer in austin, tx
Female college graduate sitting on Main Lawn of St. Edward’s University wearing red heels and cap. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate wearing striped jumpsuit and grad cap throws blue and yellow confetti in the air at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college graduate standing in front of St. Edward’s University Red Doors. Photo by Erin Reas Austin, TX senior photographer
Female college graduate standing in front of St. Edward’s University Red Doors. Photo by Erin Reas Austin, TX senior photographer
Female college senior wearing grad cap and sitting on ledge of building. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Lifestyle portrait of female college graduate sitting in front of dorm hall at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Lifestyle portrait of college graduate sitting in front of rose bushes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college senior laying down in a field of wildflowers. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Fun lifestyle portrait of college senior holding wildflower and smiling. Taken at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer
Female college graduate sitting in a field of flowers at St. Edward’s University. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college senior laying in a field of flowers with a bundle of grapes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX
Female college senior laying in a field of flowers with a bundle of grapes. Photo by Erin Reas senior photographer in Austin, TX