Tessa | Graduation

How could so many beautiful, fun-loving, and intelligent people all be graduating from the University of Central Florida this summer?? It’s like I hit the jackpot! I can’t say it enough, my job is so much fun! My session this week with Tessa was no exception. From the moment our session started, it was like we had been friends for years.
We laughed our way through the stark Florida heat and bonded over the theatre. We also experienced the UCF Reflection Pond for the first time! In all my years at the school, I had never walked in farther than the first step. Those were some of my favorite shots ever and definitely worth it! I love risk-taking and fearless clients. Tessa ran straight to the center of the fountain with confetti and champagne in hand. It was the picture perfect moment, especially with the sun setting behind her!
Tessa is a summer graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Biology! She participates in IDEAS with fellow UCF students in her spare time. She also loves dancing, yoga, and and traveling. After graduation, Tessa will begin working for the Department of Environmental Protection. How awesome is she??
Tessa and I had a blast, and I couldn’t resist sharing some of my favorite portraits from our time together. My summer Class of 2018 has been AMAZING. Both of my gorgeous graduates have been kicking butt in school and are off to do great things in this world.
P.S. Who else wants to steal Tessa’s fabulous white dress? I ADORE the back!!

Tessa | University of Central Florida Graduate

Student Union Boardwalk

The University has a secluded area behind the Student Union that is a hidden gem until graduation! These are the Student Union Boardwalks. They are covered in lush greenery and is a beautiful escape from the heat!


Biology Classrooms

Tessa is a graduate from the Biology program at UCF. We had a blast playing in front of where she used to study every day!


Reflection Pond

The Reflection Pond is the biggest part of the UCF experience. Not only does it provide a serene place to study and relax in between classes, but it is a graduate hotspot and a Homecoming tradition! Entrance to the fountain is only acceptable for graduation or during the Homecoming week Spirit Splash. It is a huge tradition at my alma mater!


Check out some other awesome seniors and graduates!




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