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Ruby Hill Graduation Photos

Last week I met up with Rachel and we went for a drive in Pleasanton, CA to take some Ruby Hill graduation photos in her graduation gown! We drove around the loop of the neighborhood as we waited for the skies to clear (let’s be real, they never really did…) and scoped out some spots to get some pictures.

Rachel graduated from Concordia’s online masters program, and didn’t expect to receive a cap and gown since she opted for a day at Disney instead of sitting through the ceremony…not a bad choice! But when the robes arrived in the mail, she thought why not do a photoshoot and at least get some use out of them! After all, she worked hard for the degree and it’s always fun to celebrate a job well done. Rachel’s new degree will help her out with her swim coaching with Ruby Hill Aquatics – her husband co-owns the team and they’re super cool, so be sure to give them a visit at www.rubyhillaquatics.com 🙂

Enjoy these photos of our (gloomy but still very fun) afternoon in these beautiful Pleasanton neighborhoods. Rachel, thanks for trusting me with your Ruby Hill graduation photos! Congratulations on this great accomplishment, you deserve it!

Woman in graduation gown holding onto vine
Woman in graduation gown sitting on bridge at Ruby Hill
Woman in graduation gown standing on path at Ruby Hill
Woman in graduation gown standing in front of fountain at Ruby Hill
Black and white photo of woman in graduation gown with cap and tassel
Woman in graduation gown with cap and tassel holding diploma
Woman in graduation gown standing on path at Ruby Hill
Woman in graduation gown holding graduation cap with 2018 tassel
Woman in graduation gown with cap and tassel holding diploma
Woman in graduation gown with cap and tassel holding diploma; pulled back view of Ruby Hill bridge
Woman in graduation gown holding graduation cap with 2018 tassel
Woman in graduation gown at Ruby Hill in Pleasanton tossing cap into the air

Thanks again for letting me take your pictures, Rachel!

  1. Erica Swantek says:

    Well even with the gloomy skies, these are gorgeous! Congratulations to the new grad!

  2. Ya can’t even tell it’s gloomy. 🙂

  3. Alisha says:

    Congrats to her!!

  4. Mandy Provan says:

    Such a great way to mark her awesome achievement. And the gloomy skies definitely didn’t dampen the mood.

  5. daniellegeorgephoto says:

    What a beautiful girl!

  6. Mary Kate Anthony says:

    Beautiful! I especially love the images focusing on her holding the cap, great job!

  7. Alissa Moore says:

    You picked some beautiful locations!

  8. Kristal says:

    I love winter-ish sessions with cloudy skies. You did a fabulous job capturing her joy and sense of accomplishment. ♥️

  9. Rachel W says:

    Amber,
    You did such an Amazing job with these! I had so much fun dodging rain and finding pretty locations in the neighborhood with you! The pictures turned out better than I could of imagined with the weather! I highly recommend doing a photoshoot (even if just for fun!) with Amber!

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