In mid-December, I had the honor of photographing Cole's graduation session at NC State's Campus. Cole graduated with a bachelor's degree in genetics and moved to Boston 2 weeks after graduation to start his career working in a lab. It was great photographing him and getting to know him during the session!

We took Cole's photos right after his graduation ceremony with his college, which made for a meaningful day to capture his photos. The weather was perfect for graduation pictures, with a beautiful December day providing plenty of sunshine and warmth.

We started our session at the Memorial Belltower, an iconic spot for graduation photos at NC State. From there, we moved on to the Court of Carolina stairs and the Honors Quad, where Cole's freshman dorm was located. It was great to see how far he's come since his first days on campus.

One of the highlights of the session was when Cole popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate his achievement at the Court of Carolina!

Congratulations to Cole on his hard-earned degree and best of luck as he begins this new chapter in his life. Shared below are some of my favorite photos from Cole's graduation session at NCSU.