What a wonderful occasion this was!
I met with Lauren and her parents to do a shoot commemorating Lauren’s upcoming college graduation. Lauren’s lovely parents were in from out of town for a long weekend for her graduation ceremony. We did a family shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge to capture some graduation photos and family portraits.
I work with lots of people visiting from out of town and really enjoy helping them plan a shoot in iconic NYC locations, but this concept was all Lauren’s. She knew just what she wanted to showcase, so we set out to show Brooklyn Bridge at its finest. I had a great time with Lauren’s family; they were up for anything and helped make this special shoot so much fun.
It was really nice to be a part of such an exciting time for them. These days it is common to have milestone shoots like maternity photography, newborn photography, and annual family portraits. Graduation photography is such a great idea. With so many students in New York, I think NYC graduation photography and senior photography might be my new favorite thing. It captures such a unique time in a person’s life, and therefore in the life of her family as well.
We did this shoot a few days before Lauren’s NYC graduation and the anticipation was palpable. Her parents were (deservedly!) so proud, and the three of them were excited about Lauren’s future plans, and first job in NYC. They were clearly on the precipice of a great new adventure, as Lauren goes from college student to NYC career woman. It was a thrilling time in their lives, filled with anticipation, happiness, and a glimmering, bright future ahead.
I remember my own college graduation so clearly. It was a super day. I love the photos I have with my parents but looking at Lauren’s photos makes me wish I had more. I regret that we didn’t take our time and get some better ones. Alas! I also deeply regret that I don’t have any photos of my sister graduating. Ugh. UPDATE: Now I’m feeling really nostalgic and will post one of myself at the very end of this blog post.
ANYWAY, back to Lauren…we had a super time walking to various locations for portraits, with lots of laughs along the way. A big thank you to Lauren’s intrepid parents for marching around Brooklyn with us, and a huge CONGRATULATIONS to Lauren!
That last photos is one of my all time favorites. I just love the happiness here. Thanks you three!
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About Daisy Beatty
Daisy Beatty is a family, maternity and newborn photographer based in Manhattan and East Hampton NY.
She works on location in the NYC area, and the Hamptons, and in her Greenwich Village Manhattan photo studio.
Her award-winning work is featured extensively in both online and print publications.