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Ohio State Graduation Pictures: How to Make Them Memorable

Congrats on graduating college! You have a huge accomplishment under your belt!

One way to commemorate this event is with college graduation pictures, similar to what you probably did for your senior year of high school.

But how do you make graduation photos memorable? Great question!

In this post, you’ll see how we incorporated meaningful places into Kiki’s Ohio State Graduation pictures and how you can do it too!

ohio state graduation pictures under the rotunda - woman wearing graduation gown throwing her cap into the ait

2022 Ohio State University Graduate

But first, let me introduce Kiki. She’s a 2022 Ohio State University graduate who majored in dance.

Kiki and I first met years ago when she was finishing her junior year and working with a local dance studio. She and I worked together to create new headshots for her profile picture. As she was making her way to graduation, she wanted to build a professional brand, and her professional portrait was the next step in her career. As her college time was ending, she reached out to schedule her Ohio State graduation pictures, and we had so much fun creating new photos!

Since graduating, she’s moved to Florida with aspirations to open her own dance studio!

ohio state graduation pictures of woman wearing an osu sweatshirt and red heels

How to Make College Graduation Portraits Memorable

When you think about it, your graduation photos will be a part of your family's history for years to come. Include places around campus that are significant to you to make the photos more meaningful and memorable.

Tips to Create Memorable College Graduation Portraits:

  • Choose campus locations that hold special memories for you.

  • Incorporate your major - especially if it’s visual (like dance or the arts).

  • Wear your graduation cap and gown.

  • Wear some college apparel and show your team spirit!

  • Include a college friend for a couple of photos.

  • Bring your pet (more on this later).

  • For a little extra celebration - pop a bottle of champagne! These can be fun! (Just make sure it’s legal to have open containers of alcohol where you are. If it’s not legal, use a non-alcoholic version. Nobody will be the wiser!)

three ohio state graduation pictures of 2022 graduate outside the wexner center for the arts in columbus ohio

Where to Create Your Ohio State Graduation Pictures

OSU’s campus is filled with gorgeous architecture. I might be biased, but it was the perfect place to do all of Kiki’s Ohio State graduation pictures!

As we walked around campus, she reflected upon the memories she made, the buildings she spent the most time in, and the dance studio where she had many hours of rehearsals.