Val's College Graduation Session

I remember rushing across the Drill Field on the Virginia Tech campus with gusting winds and a heavy bag of books. I would like to say I miss it, but I cannot commit to that. I liked being a student, but I LOVE being an alumni. Now I can walk through the beautiful buildings remembering the good times and not have to worry about a single test. It's a good life! So, when Val asked if I would be interested in doing some grad pics on campus, I would say that I was overly excited. Val is feeling the same way I did my senior year; she is so ready for that diploma! Don't get me wrong, we both LOVE being Hokies and will miss all those fun-only-in-college-moments, but there is nothing like that feeling of having everything done. As we were walking along, we chatted about future plans. At one time, Val and I were both in Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab together and were both on the same nursing track. While, I moved away from nursing, she plans to continue onto be a Paramedic and I couldn't be happier for her. This life-saver is so close to the finish line!!

Odd graduation memory: Did anyone else pathetically cry to The Graduation Song (even if it wasn't meant for college graduation)?! Yea... totally did that.

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0502
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0502

Could not get enough of that stunning smile...

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0499
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0499
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0500
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0500
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0501
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0501
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0498
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0498
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0504
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0504
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0537
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0537
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0503
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0503
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0507
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0507
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0506
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0506

I love this idea! Love and thanks to mom and dad!

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0511
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0511
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0505
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0505

Val was a good sport and had no problem hoping the fence...

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0514
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0514
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0510
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0510
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0513
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0513
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0512
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0512
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0508
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0508
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0515
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0515
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0519
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0519
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0518
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0518
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0517
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0517
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0516
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0516

Gotta love the giant geese at the Duck Pond...

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0538
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0538
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0520
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0520
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0521
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0521
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0524
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0524

Basically my favorite photo of the entire shoot there on the left and totally not planned!! Love it...

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0522
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0522
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0526
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0526
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0523
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0523
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0525
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0525
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0530
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0530
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0527
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0527
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0531
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0531
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0529
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0529
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0534
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0534

I hardly believed it when she said that she had never had professional photos before! Look at that model...

graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0533
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0533
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0536
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0536
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0535
graduation-photographer-blacksburg-va_0535