Graduation Ceremony Event Photography at Stanford, Palo Alto | Class of 2018

The weekend of June 16, 2018, will certainly be marked as a historic event not just for the scholars graduating Stanford School of Business but for A Few Good Clicks too. As a corporate event photographer in the silicon valley, I usually have a chance to understand the requirements well in advance. This not only helps to produce high-quality images but also exceed expectations. However, the Stanford Graduation Ceremony event was a very last minute gig that I was fortunate to be appointed for.

 Senior Portrait at Stanford University.

Senior Portrait at Stanford University.

With very little brief, I rolled up my sleeves and jumped right into what I envisioned would offer a true experience of the Graduation Day Photography in Palo Alto, California.

Before I share all the social event photographs, I must speak about the class of 2018 at Stanford Graduate School of Business. The school received the highest number of applications (8116) with only 6% acceptance rate cementing the elite status of top MBA program around the world. Average Gmat score of this class was 737 making it one of the hardest but like the key note speaker Carlos Brito mentioned in his speech, “It’s not impossible to accomplish the Stanford program but it is just very difficult”.

Furthermore, If I have to do justice to the convocation event scenes at Maples Pavilion in Stanford university, I would say the arena was humming with the entrepreneurial energies. One could sense the academically accomplished students ready to set out in the world to honour the mission: “Change Lives, Change Organizations, Change the World.” The sound of excitement and happiness filled the amphitheatre with the cauldron effect for every single student walking up to the stage.

The Commencement Day Event Ceremony  started off with welcome & remarks by Jonathan Levin, Philip H. Knight Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Business

Address to the Class of 2018 was by Carlos Brito, Stanford Alum class of '89 and currently the CEO of Anheuser-Bush InBev ( a Belgian-Brazilian transnational beverage and brewing company )

The ceremony encompassed awarding the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science in Management Degrees, and concluded with Master of Business Administration Degrees.

Before the closing remarks, the school also made announcements of Arjay Miller Scholars, and Presentation of the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award, Alexander A. Robichek Student Achievement Awards in Finance and Henry Ford II scholar award.

 Senior portraits doesn't have to be posed, capture the proud and confident walk.

Senior portraits doesn't have to be posed, capture the proud and confident walk.

 MBA Grad photo captured just before the commencement ceremony. #gsbgrads #gsblife

MBA Grad photo captured just before the commencement ceremony. #gsbgrads #gsblife

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 Graduate Student at Maples pavilion in Stanford, Palo Alto.

Graduate Student at Maples pavilion in Stanford, Palo Alto.

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 First to fall in line were the PHD students | Class of 2018 procession before the grand palooza.

First to fall in line were the PHD students | Class of 2018 procession before the grand palooza.

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 Stanford students sure knew how to have fun on the graduation day.

Stanford students sure knew how to have fun on the graduation day.

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 Welcome remarks by the Dean Jonathan Levin at Stanford.

Welcome remarks by the Dean Jonathan Levin at Stanford.

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 The actual moment of getting awarded MBA degree at Stanford.

The actual moment of getting awarded MBA degree at Stanford.

 Stanford dean Jonathan Levin awarding graduation degree MBA student. #afewgoodclicks

Stanford dean Jonathan Levin awarding graduation degree MBA student. #afewgoodclicks

 PHD students at the front row | Maples Pavilion

PHD students at the front row | Maples Pavilion

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  Carlos Brita addressing the graduates.

 Carlos Brita addressing the graduates.

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  2018 Graduation day ceremony held at Maples Pavilion, Stanford university.

 2018 Graduation day ceremony held at Maples Pavilion, Stanford university.