Garden Graduations

Graduation photos for social distancing. Even if your ceremony is virtual, keep your photos real with garden portraits to capture the milestone…

female graduate in cap with balloons background

Graduations this year still probably aren’t going to be quite what we expected…

We still might not be able to gather or travel to ceremonies, might not have gowns and hoods or the pomp and ceremony, or maybe we’ll only be able to enjoy a bit of it from a distance or via video link, but we can still celebrate the achievements. We can still have one of the best bits – the garden party, the family photos, together….

My own favourite graduation photos are from the garden party after the ceremony – it was the first real part of the day I got to share with my family having dashed around all morning to get robes, a studio photo, and lining up to sit with my classmates. My copy of that posed studio shot taken alone clutching a plastic tube is hidden somewhere in a cupboard but those pics in the garden with my friends and family after, they’re the ones I go back to and that sat treasured on our family sideboard all those years I lived away.

So if you’ve got a soon to be graduate at home and still want to mark this milestone I’m offering Garden Graduation shoots – I’ll come to your garden and photograph your graduate, and together with family, all socially distanced and in line with the restrictions of course. I don’t tend to shoot very close and with longer lenses I can ensure we still capture authentic photos without compromising.

Strawberries, fizz, borrowed robe, and online home graduation purchases all optional…

family celebration portrait
graduation portraits
series of photos of female graduate throwing cap in the air

Choose between booking a garden shoot session only and selecting your prints for purchase a la carte after your session, or pre-booking one of the keepsake collections below:

Shoot Session - £50

30 minute relaxed photoshoot in your garden, or outdoor location

Includes: 1 Mounted print – choice of mount colours – 8×10″ mount with 5×7″ print + 1 Digital image file

Pre-shoot preparation advice and outfit tips

Personal online viewing gallery to select and order prints

Choice of high quality prints, frames, keepsakes and digital files available for purchase after session

*Please Note* No graduation dress or props are included with shoot sessions – hire options may be available from your university or online suppliers.

Travel supplements may apply to locations > 50miles from BT21 to account for the extra travel time required & mileage (typically charged at c.45p per mile)

gift package

Truly unique…

My bespoke print products combine world-class professional digital printing, an extensive range of contemporary materials, and hand craftsmanship. I work with each of my clients to hand select the ideal materials, colour scheme and product style for their images and decor.
portrait of Gillian Robb, lifestyle photographer

Book your session now…

Ready to mark the occasion? Just fill in the form below and I’ll get a booking contract over to you ASAP to secure your date. All you need to do is select your session collection, sign your online booking contract and pay your session fee online and that’s it! I’ll send you some preparation advice and then on the day I’ll be there to capture it all…

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Based in Donaghadee, Co. Down. Working across Northern Ireland and further afield upon request…