Where are my A&M seniors at?? This post is all about you! Texas A&M is where I take 80% of my senior portrait sessions and I’m always discussing the location options around campus with seniors. Usually this happens over email, but I thought it would be a good idea to blog about the locations and share some photos I’ve taken at each spot! There are so many different locations for your A&M graduation pictures, and I’ve included them all here. From the traditional portraits you have to have to the quieter locations that have a more natural feel, there is something here for every senior!
There are a few very traditional spots for senior portraits on A&M’s campus and 90% of my seniors choose to take portraits at one or more of these locations.
I’m starting with the Administration Building because it is the most iconic senior portrait spot on campus which is kind of funny because most people never go to this building until they are taking pictures! It’s the home to offices for our president and other staff and it is stunning!! The huge stairs down the front of the building and the massive white pillars make this a gorgeous spot for some classy senior pictures. If you want to take your portraits here I recommend doing it at the beginning of your session for a few reasons. For one, this spot is in the shade so even if its sunny out, the light will still be perfect. Secondly, it gets crazy crowded here (especially towards the end of the semester) and if you wait until close to sunset you will spend a lot of time waiting and could possibly miss out on the good light if there are too many people. But, if you get there early you can take your time getting all of the iconic Administration Building hallway portraits you dreamed of!
Academic Plaza is another very traditional spot for A&M senior photos! The most popular spot in this area is military walk with the gorgeous light coming in through the trees! The green area outside the YMCA building is also a beautiful spot for some traditional portraits. Since so many students pass through the plaza daily, it’s a good spot for photos to remember the time you spent walking around campus! It’s also the spot of many famous Aggie traditions like putting a penny on sully, the century tree, and silver taps.
Association of Former Students
The Association of Former Students is home to the giant Aggie Ring that so many students take a photo under when they order their rings! It’s such a fun place for photos because the Aggie Ring is such a recognizable symbol of the Aggie network. There are also usually beautiful flowers and when the sun is setting the glow is stunning! There is also a fountain across from the Association with a view of Kyle Field in the background that is a great spot for some senior pictures as well.
There are also some less well-known spots in and around A&M’s campus that make for beautiful senior portraits. These locations are a bit more natural with lots of trees, flowers, and other greenery!
George Bush Library
The George Bush Library gardens are a beautiful spot for spring portraits especially. There are SO many flowers and tons of greenery around the lake. It’s a stunning spot for some natural portraits! It’s also a favorite spot for my Bush School graduates and economics seniors.
Research Park is a great spot for senior portraits that don’t even look like you’re on campus. There are beautiful trees, a lake, and a cute pond. There are so many options for your portraits and a great location addition if you want something less traditional and more natural.
West Campus Gardens
The West Campus Gardens are a new addition to campus and a hidden gem! During the spring there are flowers blooming all over this large garden. There is a lot of variety here and some fun spots – like the white picket fence! And since it’s less known than other spots it is usually empty and you can take all the time you need for portraits here.
So there you have it – my favorite senior portrait spots in College Station for Texas A&M seniors! I’m currently booking for spring 2019 seniors. If you are interested reach out on my website here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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