Featured in this image is a Pomona College graduate smiling and holding a cigar as a prop, standing in front of Bridges Auditorium with a school banner behind. This image was taken at Pomona College, which is part of the Claremont Colleges campus in Claremont, CA.
As a graduation portrait photographer, I often recommend my clients bring meaningful props to the session to create more memories with them. In this case, the cigar pictured was the graduate's grandfather's favorite brand of cigar. This ended up creating a very meaningful and impactful graduation portrait that ended up as one of the iconic images in the client's album that they ordered later.
Location: Pomona College - Claremont, CA.