Abbey scheduled her Michigan State University graduation pictures for the fall to capture fall colors and to celebrate her 21st birthday (it happened that her grad photos were on her actual birthday, so she went out to celebrate right after we were done with photos).
I’ve noticed that fall is becoming more and more popular for graduation pictures, even for those who graduate in the Spring. It’s such a great time for photos—the angle of the sun is basically perfect at every location, and the fall colors look amazing (although fall colors took their sweet time this year, so that’s not always a guarantee). And the biggest advantage of all? No huge crowds.
While I saw other seniors out and about taking photos during nice weather this fall, it was nothing compared to the crowds that are usually out in late April and early May when we sometimes have to wait 45 minutes at a single location on campus.