Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university

Emily's Graduation

May 2,2015

At some point during Emily’s photoshoot, I made a comment about her "poor mother". Emily was just about to graduate from Roger State University with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice Studies. She is following in her father’s footsteps and looking forward to becoming a police officer. It seems that her and her dad are not the only ones in the field of police work in her family and so after my comment, “Oh! Your poor mother. She must be so worried all the time!”  Emily laughed and told me she is sort of used to it by now. 

Emily is currently working in a local jail which caught me by surprise when she confessed she loves it and really enjoys her job! She is just about the same size and height as me and I can’t imagine the courage it would take to go to work everyday but she does it and she loves it! I was very impressed and I had a ton of questions for her.

Graduating this first part of college was very important to Emily so she decided she was going to commemorate the event with a photoshoot. I had her bring a stack of textbooks, her cap and gown and something related to her major or what she was going to do “when she grew up”. This, of course, was before I knew she would bring handcuffs! We had a lot of fun: chatting, laughing and talking about life. It was a great photo session at RSU and what a beautiful place to go to college!

RSU used to be a military academy and, from what Emily can tell, her grandpa stayed on the same campus when he was in the academy! The white building with the gold dome is where Emily was attending most of her core classes for her major and the brick building next to it is where she suspects her grandpa would have stayed. A very special spot for her!
Congratulations to Emily, once again! 

Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
Emily's graduation, graduation photography, rogers state university
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