Say hello to Liz! She graduated from University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in Biology! Liz also earned two honor roll graduation cords for achieving a 3.99 GPA, which is HUGE to celebrate! It is not an easy task to earn such a high GPA, especially in the science field at UW Seattle. So, we celebrated BIG time at her college graduation photoshoot! 

UW Seattle is honestly one of the most beautiful campuses in Washington State. The architecture is stunning, so of course we took photos at Denny Hall and Suzzallo Library, which is famously known as Harry Potters library! Towards the end of her senior college photoshoot, we went to the Bronze W statue at the North entrance to the UW Seattle campus for some photos. All of these spots are iconic locations for cap and gown photos at the the University of Washington, so I'm glad we were able to capture so many places into her grad pics.

Liz loves Taylor Swift so we played some of her favorite songs from Speak Now, Midnights, and the latest album The Tortured Poets Department. As a senior photographer, I love playing music for my seniors because it creates a relaxing and comfortable environment for them to let loose. 

She also brought along her 2 year golden retriever Kuil to her college grad session and he was so handsome! This was my first time capturing a senior with their dog and I loved every minute of it! For one of the pictures, I asked Liz to put her graduation cap on her dog's head and the pictured turned out SO CUTE! We also were able to take college grad pictures with her boyfriend, which those photos turned out adorable too!

After graduating from UW Seattle, Liz plans to take a gap year and focus on applying to grad schools. She hopes to further her education and earn a degree in Dentistry so she can become a Dentist in the near future. I swear, I have the coolest #MAPSeniors ever!

Liz left a lovely review about her senior photoshoot experience. She said, "I recently had my graduation photos taken by Mikayla Arsenian Photography at the University of Washington, and I couldn't be happier. She paid close attention to detail and made sure every photo was perfect. Mikayla made both me and my golden retriever feel comfortable! I was so nervous and didn’t know how to pose and she guided me through every step. Her creativity and care were evident in every shot. If you want a photographer who goes above and beyond, I highly recommend Mikayla. She is talented and dedicated, and I'm so grateful for the wonderful memories she captured!" Oh my goodness, my eyes filled with tears reading about her experience with me! I truly loved every moment from her photoshoot and getting to know her on a deeper level. This is why I am a senior photographer because I want to build relationships with my seniors (and their puppies), so they can enjoy every single minute of their senior photoshoot experience. It is always my highest hope that they can come out the experience feeling beautiful, loved, and celebrated! 
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