Princeton Class of 2023 Graduation

It’s that time of year! Introducing… the Princeton Class of 2023 graduation photos! It was my sixth (ish) time photographing Princeton grads and I took approximately 30,000 photos during May. Here is one photo from nearly every shoot I did in May. Check out graduation photos from 2022!

Princeton students! Here is the link to book your 2024 grad shoot! All the information you need to know is in the description of that event. Please read it thru and message me on Instagram if you have any questions! @incandescently.happy

When should I book?

I’d suggest scheduling your shoot as early in May as possible, prior to graduation! The weather is beautiful and campus is not as hectic. The closer we get to Reunions and graduation, the busier it is! Of course if you’d like family photos over graduation days, then definitely book another shoot then!

What do I bring?

Bring all your graduation gear, like your cap, gown, hood, beer jacket, and thesis. If you want, you can also bring champagne to pop, circle confetti to throw, cute ’24’ balloons, your pet, any certificates or awards, and also a change of clothes or accessories. Scroll through these photos for inspiration!

Where do we take photos?

I generally stay around the Nassau Hall, Blair Arch, and East Pyne, but if you schedule enough time (more than thirty minutes), we can go other places on campus that are meaningful to you. But all the beautiful and traditional architecture is luckily in one central spot so we can hop between places quite efficiently.

What about friends or groups?

Bring whomever you want in your photos! The price remains the same – it’s a flat fee for the amount of time you book. If you really want to fully document your Princeton graduation, I’d recommend scheduling a half hour with your closest friends or family on one day and then another individual half-hour on another. (Or later that day, so you can switch outfits.)

Extra information about modeling:

I will direct you and suggest poses, so if you don’t know how to pose, don’t worry! But if you’re super comfortable in front of the camera and know exactly what you want, then I’ll snap away and capture whatever you’re giving me. To prepare ahead of time, I recommend going on Pinterest and searching grad photo ideas, or looking through these to get inspiration. Save a few to your phone that you can look through before the shoot to remind yourself. I’ll take you around to different spots that I think look great at that specific time.

What time of day is best?

I will have time slots open all day, and luckily Princeton’s campus has incredible trees and shade so we can shoot at all times of the day. The objectively best time of the day is golden hour, which is around an hour before sunset when the light is glowy and soft. (6:30-7:30pm.) There are pros and cons to every time slot in terms of lighting, and I will always find the best angles given the light situation. Unless it’s overcast, it will be beautiful!

I hope you enjoy these! This is just a small selection of the 30,000+ photos I took for Princeton Class of 2023 graduation!


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