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How To CRUSH Your Graduation Photography Session

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Celebrate Your Graduation Milestone with a Professional Photographers in Nottingham

Graduation is a significant milestone in one’s life. It marks the culmination of years of hard work, dedication, and personal growth. As a photographer based in Nottingham, specialising in portrait photography, I understand the importance of capturing this momentous occasion.

I offer a personalized photography experience focusing on clients’ unique journeys. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process of capturing the magic of your graduation day through professional photography.

When it comes to preserving your graduation memories, it’s essential to choose a photographer with the proper credentials and expertise. With years of experience in portrait photography, I bring a unique perspective to your graduation portraits. By specializing in individual clients, I ensure that each graduate receives the personalized attention, pleasant experience and care they deserve.

Graduation Photos with gowns

Snapping a photo is easy, but directing a client and leading them confidently throughout their shoot is something entirely different. This is something I not only strive to do – I guarantee it with each and every client who graces the front of my camera.

The Graduation Photography Experience

I believe in creating a pleasant and personalised experience for each client. From the moment you book your session until the final delivery of your photographs, I will be there to guide you every step of the way. I take the time to understand your vision, expectations, and preferences, ensuring that your photographs reflect your unique personality and journey.

Planning Your Graduation Photography Session

Before your graduation portrait session, we’ll have a pre-session consultation to discuss your expectations and vision. Together, we’ll select the perfect location that resonates with your university experience and showcases your individuality.

I’ll provide outfit and styling tips to help you feel confident and ensure that your photographs truly represent you on this special day. If you have any questions or concerns, I’ll be happy to address them and provide guidance.

How to CRUSH Your Graduation Photography Session

Which came first, the outfit choice or the location?! Do you base your location on the perfect outfit you found? Or do you select your outfit after you select your location?! Either way, both are important decisions to make.


When you close your eyes and envision your graduation photo shoot, where are you?

Are you at a special place where you spend a lot of time with friends or classmates?

Research Local Arboretums & Botanical Gardens for Well Groomed Locations

Your shoot location should make you eager to not only have your photos taken there, but to have them framed in your home as a small reminder of this amazing accomplishment and time of your life.

Are you still struggling to envision your perfect location? Or maybe you need some guidance on how to narrow down a look for your shoot location,  contact me and I will be more than happy to help you!

Graduation Gown Glamour: Showcasing Your Achievements in Style

The Fit. Make sure your outfits fit you and your body. There is nothing more annoying than having to keep pulling an oversized sleeve back onto your shoulder or pulling down the dress that’s too short when moving for the camera. Test them out first, try them on, strike some poses and see what happens.

The Color. Solid colours and minimal patterns tend to photograph best. This allows YOU to be the focal point. Make sure your colour choice also pairs well with your school colours; by this, I mean your cap, sash and graduation gown.

Consider working with a stylist.

A stylist will work with you to develop a look by either pulling from your existing wardrobe or will take care of any necessary shopping. They will coordinate outfits and accessories, making sure you look your absolute best.

If you decide to have a facial treatment before your session, be sure to let your aesthetician know your photo shoot date to prevent any unwanted reactions. 


Manicured Nails Photograph Best

After you have scheduled your session, treat yourself! Schedule a mani and pedi, get your brows cleaned up, hit the barber, and have your hair done a few days before your shoot. This is a special time, enjoy the journey!

Being cleaned up, well groomed and manicured will not only make you feel your best but will also photograph better. No one wants to see that 3 week old polish cracking and you sure don’t want everyone to know your true root colour.

The Day of the Graduation Portrait Session

Relax and Enjoy the Experience

On the day of your graduation portrait session, I’ll create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for you to shine. With my expertise in directing clients and capturing their best angles and expressions, you can trust that your photographs will be stunning and authentic.

Whether we’re shooting on campus, in a studio, or at a location of your choice, I adapt to different lighting conditions to ensure remarkable results.

Post-Session: Editing and Delivery

Enhancing Your Graduation Portraits

After your session, I’ll meticulously edit your portraits using post-processing techniques that enhance their beauty while maintaining a natural and timeless look. I take pride in delivering high-quality, edited images within a reasonable timeframe. You’ll have the option to choose from various delivery formats, including digital downloads or professional prints, tailored to your preferences.

Graduation Photography Prices

Flexible Options for Every Budget

I understand that pricing is an important consideration. I offer a range of packages to accommodate different needs and budgets. Each package is designed to provide value and flexibility, ensuring that you receive the highest quality photographs without compromising on your preferences.

Celebrating a Milestone: Nottingham University Graduation Portrait

Testimonials and Success Stories

Hear from Satisfied Graduates

Don’t just take my word for it! Hear from previous clients who have trusted me to capture their graduation portraits. They have shared their testimonials, highlighting their satisfaction with the personalised experience and the memorable photographs that captured the essence of their special day. These success stories are a testament to my commitment to creating meaningful and lasting memories.

Marta creates beautiful shots that are a memento for the rest of your life! It is worth making an appointment here for a photo session, because in addition to the wonderful frames that you will receive after the session, you can experience a wonderful photographic adventure

Book Your Graduation Portrait Session Today

Your graduation day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, filled with excitement, pride, and a sense of accomplishment. Don’t let those precious moments fade away without capturing them in beautiful and professional portraits. Nottingham Family Photographer is here to help you create lasting memories that you and your loved ones can proudly display for years to come.

Contact me and Preserve Your Graduation Memories

To schedule your graduation portrait session or to inquire about pricing and packages, reach out to me, Marta Szulc, at Nottingham Family Photographer. I am passionate about capturing the uniqueness of each graduate and delivering photographs that truly reflect their personality and journey. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to preserve the magic of your special day.

A celebratory graduation portrait captured at Nottingham University by Nottingham Family Photographer showcases a big milestone in an individual's academic journey.

Cherish Your Memories Forever

Graduation Photos are not only a celebration of academic achievements but also a testament to your growth, resilience, and determination. As you embark on the next chapter of your life, let me be part of your journey by capturing the joy, pride, and emotions that define this special day. Trust me to create photos that will evoke cherished memories whenever you look back on your graduation.

Your Graduation , Your Story

Each graduation is a unique story of dedication, hard work, and dreams fulfilled. Let me help you tell your story through professional graduation portraits. Contact Nottingham Family Photographer today, and together, we’ll create images that encapsulate the spirit of your graduation and preserve the magic of this unforgettable day in beautiful photos.

Celebrating a Big Milestone: Graduation Portrait at Nottingham University

Congratulations on reaching this incredible milestone in your academic journey.

A graduation ceremony is a time of reflection, celebration, and new beginnings. As a graduation photographer, I am honoured to be part of your story and to help you create lasting memories for you and your family members.

Remember, your graduation is a momentous occasion, and investing in professional graduation photography allows you to relive those precious moments for years to come. Trust Nottingham Family Photographer to capture the magic of your graduation day and preserve the memories that will last a lifetime.

Contact me today to schedule your graduation portrait session

let's create something truly special together.