Need Grad Pics? Look No Further.

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April showers bring May flowers. And May flowers bring stressed –– and sad –– Penn State seniors scrambling to find the right photographer to capture the end of their four collegiate years.

If this is you, don’t freak out too much, you’re not alone.

Graduating college is both stressful and trying, as it signifies (for most) an end to their academic studies and a brutal transition into the “real world.” As much as we’d all love to spend all of our life in the 16802 area code, graduating is also a beautiful and exciting time that should be celebrated. It should also be remembered with equally beautiful photos.

To alleviate some stress from graduation tasks, VALLEY Magazine scoured the State College area to find the best, affordable photographers to schedule your graduation photos with. Here is a list of the talented individuals you can book this spring (or in the future!)

Johanna Rose Photography @johannarosephotos on Instagram

Johanna is a Penn State junior studying public relations with a sizable photography portfolio. She even has a nifty website to contact her with photoshoot inquiries.

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Rachel Suga @rachelsuga on Instagram

Rachel Suga works as a photographer for WDEL News and her Instagram shows off her incredibly talented photography.

Even though Rachel has graduated from Penn State, she is returning (by popular demand) for two days, April 29 and May 6, to take graduation photos. You can contact her via her website to try to get into a session with Rachel.

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VJM Studios @vjm_studios on Instagram

If you prefer to opt for a “professional” photography business, VJM has an extensive background in Penn State graduation photos. Their pricing is a little more expensive than student photographers, but can you really put a price on this special milestone?

You can check out VJM Studio’s photos and book your session on their website.

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Nhi Thai @nhithaiphotography on Instagram

Nhi is a State College-based photographer with an excellent reputation and a fantastic portfolio of Penn State graduation photos. Her photos are bright, fun and a great way to capture your commencement.

You can book a session through their website.

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Have you booked your graduation photos? If so, tag us on your best grad picture @valleymag on Instagram.

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