(I promise I’m not pregnant, haha just leaning back to hold this monkey!)
The time finally arrived, I took my graduation photos. I remember touring the campus before my freshman year thinking, “taking pictures in front of all of these people? How awkward!” Here I am four years later, taking pictures in front of all of those people, and all I can feel is pride and excitement that my graduation day is almost here. It’s amazing what four years and a little maturity does for you. I have had many questions about what I would be wearing in my graduation pictures and for graduation itself, so I decided to share some of the wonderful pictures that Klein took of me on campus yesterday.
For my graduation pictures I chose a solid white dress, with basic wedges, and very simplistic jewelry. I know that these are the photos that I will show my kids and my grandkids, so I didn’t want to be dress in anything but a classic. I did a simple day time makeup look and straightened my hair, after deciding not to curl it due to the 90 degree weather. For my actual graduation day I plan to wear a fun patterned dress, because there will be graduation parties and a dinner with all of my family and friends. I alternated with my gown on and off, mainly because I was sweating, but also because I loved this dress and it looked great with just my cap.
When choosing where to shoot my photos, I picked the three most well known places on campus. Denny Chimes, the Presidents mansion, and Bryant-Denny stadium. With only experience taking pictures of me for my blog, Klein worked the camera like a pro and we were so thrilled with how our pictures came out.
August 6th, 2016. That is the day that I will walk across that stage and complete my degree here at the University of Alabama. These past four years have been completely insane and I couldn’t have imagined them in my head in a million years. I found the love of my life, raised two dogs, moved into countless apartments and a new house, and held more jobs then one girl probably should. Endless hours of class, and not as much studying as probably should have been done, but I finally made it. Four years and two months later, I can officially say I am graduating with my Bachelors in Human Environmental Science with a focus in Fashion Retail!
I owe a million thanks to my family, friends, and Klein for getting me through my four years at Alabama. College, you will be SO missed once I’m in the adult world!