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UVA Graduation Portraits

Riya’s Graduation Portraits | University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

May 7, 2017

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Brand photographer & educator based out of Northern VA & DC. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard with wine & cheese or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
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You know the kind of people that are always fun to be around and just being near them makes your day better? The one’s that love wine and cheese, all things French, dancing and singing a TON, are always down for food (specifically tacos) or a road trip, are super hardworking, sweet and supportive? That’s Riya!!! I am SO incredibly grateful I got to know her through through our dance team over the past couple of years. My fourth year especially would have been soo different without her, I can’t even imagine it. Riya I’m glad we’ve gotten to spend so much time together from practices, brunches and dinner, trying out places like Brazos & Canes, driving to comps, at basketball games, at Bold Rock & BLOWOUT!!, going out and always being the first ones at dinner. This list could seriously go on for a while. Thank you for always being there for me like when I had to save my class ring from the post office or taking me to Michaels to rush decorate my grad cap and about a million other times. AND you are literally the best for always being the first to get my jokes and always laugh at them, great minds think alike hehehe 😉

Here are some of my favorites from your graduation portraits 🙂 I had so much fun taking them despite our little/tremendous failure with glitter. If there’s anyone who could roll so well and look so good with glitter literally all over them, it’s you. You’re such a gorgeous human being, inside and out, and I hope you like these pictures as much as I do!

We might have failed with the glitter but these look super cute anyway

Riya, I know that this is just the start of all the fun times that we’ll have after we graduate including making trips down to Charlottesville and I can’t wait!! 🙂 Thank you for being such a great friend over these years!!!

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