Tina and Jesse both had a long journey to get to the final stages of their undergraduate degree. Like many of us before them, the struggle to get to the end is terrifying cause we have thought about quitting so many times.... but something kept us going.
Taking the weight off your shoulders knowing that you did all you could to push through to the end... well unless you are going back to school for a masters/PHD/doctorate, etc. Well then the struggle is just starting, so it seems.
Talking with them reminded me of my struggles at UCI but it has been 14 years since I have graduated. Blink of an eye...
They wanted some portraits but they also wanted to play with their cosplay toys so Jesse brought out his homemade Captain America shield and Tina brought out her lightsaber.
We had a good time shooting at the Cal Poly Japanese Garden and in front of the CLA building.
I wish both of you all the success in the near future!