Carly and I knew each other from UCF (thanks, Gamma Phi Beta ♡). So when she contacted me to photograph her graduation photos at UF, where she was going for her Master's, I happily said yes! I've never been to UF before, and it was so fun having her show me around the beautiful campus.
We started the session off at inside the stadium, and it was just awesome. Such a popular spot, with that famous "This is... the Swamp" phrase written in blue, against bright orange walls.
UF had so many beautiful, historic statues that are a must to get photos with. And we ended the session at Lake Alice & the ever-so-gorgeous Baughman Center.
We also managed to see the 2 cutest, little alligators in the lake! That just made my day. I mean, did you really visit UF if you didn't see a live gator? I think not.
Carly was absolutely stunning, and rocked her grad photos. I loved that she included her boyfriend in some photos too.
She's graduating with a Masters in Physiology and Kinesiology at the end of this month.
Chantell Cruz is a film + digital photographer, offering portrait services for college grads & families, as well as intimate weddings & elopements.
Chantell Cruz Photography is located in Jacksonville, Florida, and serves the surrounding area. She is also available for sessions in Orlando and Central Florida.