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Just last weekend, nearly eight thousand students graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Class of 2013 made up the 130th Commencement from UT and the graduates "came from 66 countries, 48 states and 158 Texas counties, and each had a very different path that led him or her to the Forty Acres" (Jordan Schraeder, Alcalde).

A week or two prior, two of my dear friends and sorority sisters asked me to photograph them in their classic cap and gown. The "photoshoot" turned into a large adventure with multiple outfit changes in the back of my jeep, treks through corn/bamboo stalks and across streams, and a race against the heat and for favorable lighting.

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Congratulations sweet Meredith and Karly on your recent graduation from the University of Texas at Austin! You each radiate such joy and your actions are full of great love.

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