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Capturing Memories: A Senior Portrait Session with Friends at the University of Richmond

Graduation is just around the corner, and what better way to commemorate your college years than with a senior portrait session with friends at the University of Richmond? At EmmiClaire Photography, we specialize in capturing the most memorable moments of your life, and your graduation is no exception. In today’s blog post, we’ll share our recent springtime photo shoot at the University of Richmond, showcasing the beauty of this historic campus and the unbreakable bonds between friends.

The University of Richmond, located in Richmond, Virginia, offers a picturesque backdrop for any senior portrait session. With its stunning architecture, lush gardens, and tranquil lake, there’s no shortage of incredible photo opportunities. Senior portrait sessions at times feature a group of friends who wanted to capture their college memories before they embark on their post-graduation adventures.

Graduates looking at each other

Preparation for the Perfect Senior Portrait Session

Our team at EmmiClaire Photography always begins by discussing the client’s vision and expectations for their senior portrait session. In this case, our clients wanted a fun, relaxed, and candid vibe to their photos, showcasing their personalities and friendship.

University of Richmond graduate looking at camera

Choosing the Right Outfits

For a senior portrait session with friends, we recommend coordinating outfits to create a cohesive look without being too matchy-matchy. Our clients opted for a mix of casual and dressy attire, incorporating their school colors, as well as springtime hues, to create a vibrant and youthful aesthetic. You can find inspiration for outfit ideas in our What to Wear Guide for a successful and stylish portrait session.

Seniors at University of Richmond looking at camera

Capturing the Essence of Friendship

During the shoot, our main goal was to capture the genuine connection between these friends. We encouraged them to interact, laugh, and share stories as we snapped away, resulting in an authentic and heartwarming collection of images. The laughter and shared memories made the session a joy to photograph, and the images truly captured the essence of their friendship.

Graduates holding hands posing for the camera

Incorporating Personal Touches

To make this senior portrait session truly special, we encouraged our clients to bring personal items that represented their college journey. They brought along their graduation caps, gowns, a University of Richmond balloon, and even some champagne to pop in their photos. These personal touches not only made the session more enjoyable but also resulted in a collection of images that told a unique story of their college experience.

Girls popping champagne

The Magic of Springtime

Springtime at the University of Richmond is truly magical, with blooming flowers, lush greenery, and vibrant colors all around. The vivid colors and natural light created a stunning backdrop for their photos, adding an extra touch of warmth and joy to their images.

Graduate in cap and gown

A Lasting Connection

As the sun began to set, we gathered our clients by the serene Westhampton Lake for some final group shots. These final images beautifully captured the deep bond these friends share, as well as the bittersweet reality of saying goodbye to their college years.

University of Richmond graduates

EmmiClaire Photography: Your Partner in Creating Memories

At EmmiClaire Photography, we understand how important it is to preserve the memories of your college years, especially when shared with close friends. Our senior portrait sessions are designed to capture the essence of your friendship and the story of your college journey. Some clients even bring a parent or two to get a couple of photos with. We pride ourselves on our ability to create a fun, relaxed, and memorable experience that will leave you with a treasure trove of beautiful images to cherish for years to come.

Ready to Book Your Senior Portrait Session?

Don’t hesitate to contact us to book your session today! Our team at EmmiClaire Photography is excited to work with you to create a personalized and memorable senior portrait experience that will beautifully capture the essence of your college years.

Be sure to also check out our EmmiClaire Photography blog for more examples of our work. We also have tips and tricks to make your senior portrait session a success. We look forward to helping you preserve your college memories and friendships through the art of photography!

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