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Capturing Memories With UTK Graduation Pictures on Campus

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Graduating from college is an achievement that is truly worth celebrating! You have dedicated the past several years to studying to get the best start to your dream career. Now, it is time to honor that experience while looking forward to the future. One of the best ways to look back on this time is to plan UTK Graduation Pictures on the campus, where you spent many hours wandering from class to class. 

As a University of Tennessee photographer, I have spent a lot of time getting to know the campus and studying all the areas that will serve as the best backdrop for your celebratory portraits. Now, I am here to tell you all you need to know for your UTK graduation pictures.

A proud graduate stands at the entrance of an old building smiling in a white dress and stole

Before we discuss the best spots, it’s important to review the rules so you know how to prepare. The school is dedicated to finding more sustainable modes of celebration so future generations can continue to find the same beauty on this campus. They do not allow confetti or glitter but will allow alternatives such as flower petals, leaves, native birds, wildflower seeds, and bubbles. Once you have chosen your session, it’s time to find your location. Here are a few of my favorites. 

8 Beautiful Places To Capture Your Achievement With UTK Graduation Pictures

A woman in a white dress smiles while holding her white dress for her utk graduation pictures

UTK Sorority Village Graduation Pictures

2629 Ann Baker Furrow Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Sorority Village gives graduating members a positively picturesque backdrop so they can toast to the sisterhood that made these years so meaningful. 

A woman smiles big while wearing a white lace dress and UT stole

Ayres Hall

1403 Circle Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Ayers Hall offers an iconic backdrop and more intimate spaces for close-up portraits. 

A woman in a white dress leans on a stone planter and smiling in a white dress for her utk graduation pictures

UTK Bridge

The UTK Bridge gives you an easy way to show off your school’s logo in graduation pictures. You can incorporate this backdrop in several key spots, including Philip Fulmer Way. 

A brunette woman stands against a planter in a white dress and orange stole

The Seal

The Seal gives you a way to show off the lush greenery of the campus while adding in the truly iconic school emblem. 

A woman raises her cap in the air while wearing a white dress for her utk graduation pictures

Neyland Stadium

1235 Philip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Why not celebrate the iconic orange and white stadium where you probably spent a lot of time cheering on the VOLs in your UTK graduation pictures? One of the best spots for your pictures is the Circle Park entrance to Staff Lot 30. This will give you the best unobstructed view of the stadium. 

Three women in white dresses and stoles smile together to celebrate their graduation

Tyson Alumni House

The warm, orange-toned bricks and towering columns of the Tyson Alumni House make a perfect spot to pose with your cap. 

A graduate leans on a wall in a white dress and her cap and stole

The Torchbearer

1344 Circle Park Dr, Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Standing near The Torchbearer lets you give one last nod to this beloved landmark. It’s best to take this portrait right around the golden hour to keep the flame burning bright. 

Three woman raise their grad caps in the air while wearing matching white dresses under an ornate arch entrance for their utk graduation pictures

The Fountain

Finally, The Fountain is one of the best locations whether you feel like gathering your friends and standing in front of the waters or prefer to get right in for a pretty legendary picture. 

A happy grad pops a bottle of champagne at a building entrance during her utk graduation pictures

A graduate in a white dress tips her cap while standing in a stone hallway wearing her orange and white stole

You Deserve To Remember Your Big Achievement With Some UTK Graduation Pictures

After you have your location, all that’s left to do is choose your UTK graduation pictures package. As a VOL photographer, I have several options that let you find the best option for your personal preferences. You can book individual portraits or select a package featuring up to 12 people. You can have unlimited outfit changes, get a full gallery, and get a specialized gallery for sharing on social media. We can even chat about your college experience to honor all the places and traditions that have meant so much to you. If you’re interested in learning more, let’s have a conversation so you can decide if I have just the option for you!