Although she didn’t “technically” graduate yet, Shelby hired me to take some celebratory pictures on the day she passed her Master’s defense! We met at Cromwell’s beach in the Kahala area of Oahu, Hawaii, and immediately started brainstorming ideas. We figured out that she wanted some shots with her gown, but mostly wanted to highlight all of the lei’s she received a congratulations. Her and I also shared in our interest in being more creative than just sticking to beach shots, and boy was I happy to get off the sand for a little while. I am so excited for these photos because Shelby is a good friend and I am very proud of her, plus I think they also turned out great. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!