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Courtney | College Grad | University of Maryland Baltimore County | UMBC Graduate | Baltimore, MD

Des is most well-known in the world of photography for her senior sessions. This mostly applies to high school seniors, but did you know she does senior sessions with college graduates too? College senior sessions are such a fun way to capture the end of a chapter.

Here are some hot tips for planning your college graduation session!


1) Choose 3-4 iconic locations on campus that you know you have to shoot by! This can be in front of large campus sign, in a scenic area, or even with your mascot's statue!

2) Wear a simple romper or dress underneath your cap and gown. Most of your pictures wearing your cap will be unzipped so, make sure it matches well!

3) Bring confetti poppers and/or champagne to pop at the end of your session! they make for the cutest, fun photos.

4) Wear all your cords and sashes you've earned. Show off all that hard work!

Courtney's senior session at UMBC was seriously so fun! Courtney's younger sister, Katelyn was a former DOP senior rep, so doing her senior session with Des was well... inevitable!

Here is Courtney's UMBC session:

...and that's a wrap! If you liked reading about Courtney's senior session make sure to like this post and comment down below your fav photo. Stay tuned for more portfolio posts coming soon. XOXO!

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