A Creative Session Location

When Alexa inquired about doing her college graduation session on campus and a second location I was excited to switch things up! Alexa mentioned she wanted somewhere more rural so I suggested Green Hill Park in Salem, Virginia which wasn’t too far from Roanoke College. I love photographing sessions in different locations because it allows me to be more creative. Creative sessions bring me tons of joy!

During this session, I really channeled my inner creativity and thought outside of the box. If you keep scrolling you’ll see that we found a GORGEOUS row of white blossoming trees that I have been eyeing for the last week or two. I’ve always wanted to take pictures under the trees but… it was in a PARKING LOT. I was SO determined though to somehow make it work. Thank you, Alexa, for trusting me!!! You probably thought I was CRAZY when I told you we were going to take pictures in a parking lot.

We made it work!! These images were STUNNING and some of my favorites ever. One day I will show you the behind the scenes photos of my assistant holding a branch as foreground so I could block out the ROWS of cars! It was quite a sight to see… Not going to lie, I am amazed that I could pull this off haha.

Scroll to enjoy a stunning graduation session. Spoiler alert: a “giant confetti blaster”, some champagne poppin’, and lots of portraits by a creek!

CAN YOU TELL THIS WAS IN A PARKING LOT?! Ahh!! I am OBSESSED. Imagine me screaming this at you unable to contain my excitement and love for Alexa and these images.

Photographing under trees in a parking lot. Using confetti in a graduation session. A picture taken in a parking lot but you would never know.

I highly recommend this confetti blaster (it’s under $8!!!!!!!)

Graduation session with confetti.

A creative session location- tress in a parking lot.

These were taken at Green Hill Park!

Absolutely breathtaking.

Yes!!! We were cracking up the whole time!!! I think I finally mastered the art of champagne poppin’!

Posts you may also love on the blog:

A Puppy Filled Graduation Session

Graduation Session on the First Day of Spring

Green Hill Park Engagement Session

Booking details

My mission is to authentically capture your day exactly as it unfolds, preserving the genuine emotions and raw beauty that makes your story uniquely yours from a storyteller lens. Honored to capture your day with depth and attention to the fine details.

Get in touch about Wedding Date