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Senior Photo Extravaganza-Graduation at Phillips Academy Andover, MA

It rained…I mean really, really rained on the graduating Seniors at the Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.  However 200+ years of tradition was not going to damper (although it was damp!) the spirits of the class of 2016.  I photographed this graduation for a client, but in order to capture the true sights and sounds of the day, I had to take it further than an individual family.  Graduation is truly a coming-together of the village that participated in the lives of these young adults as they head out into the world.  Students, families and faculty all stare in the joy that is the Graduation Exercises.  These are some of the photos I created on this special Graduation day Phillips.

At first all was quiet, with the sea of white predicting the day of beautiful white dresses and stormy sky.


Anticipation and the excitement filled the air as the Seniors lined up for the procession…but first a little celebrating with friends.  This would be the last day as Seniors, the class of 2016 and students at the Phillips Academy.  Bittersweet for sure.



The procession begins and the pipes lead the way to the faculty who lead the class of 2016 through their journey.


Now for the graduating class of 2016!



A see of colorful umbrellas listen to the speeches of encouragement and goodbyes.Peg_Raciti_Seniors_Phillips_Academy-7pinthis

While everyone braves the rain.

A final ceremony of diplomas in the ending circle.Peg_Raciti_Seniors_Phillips_Academy-8pinthis

Class dismissed!  Congratulations wonderful graduates!Peg_Raciti_Seniors_Phillips_Academy-9pinthis

I loved this shoot….and learned why they include a rain cover for my camera!   Shooting Seniors is so much fun…they are full of possibilities shine this for all to see.  Thank you to all the graduates who shared their day with me even when I said, “One more” three times over.

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