My name is Trevor Mahlmann. I am a professional photographer and I specialize in graduation photography at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus.

I am gearing up for the Spring 2024 graduation season and have an incredibly easy process for booking photo sessions!

Whether you’re by yourself, with your boyfriend/girlfriend, or have a massive family/group of friends/sorority sisters/fraternity brothers, I’ve got just the session for you! Below you’ll find a place to select which type of session you’d like, schedule when you’d like them done, and pay online, securely and simply!

Please use the graduate(s) name, graduate(s) phone number & graduate(s) email when booking the session for clarity 🙂

Also, if you have photo ideas or specific places you’d like photos taken – please include those in the “Notes” section when booking! This will make it much easier to plan out logistics of visiting the places you want during your time slot.

Below, you’ll also find an FAQ section with LOTS of information about logistics, timing, etc. If you could please, read through it to see if your question is answered there before sending me an email.

If you are graduating after Spring 2024 and would like me to do your / your son / your daughter’s graduation photos: fill out this form and I’ll make sure I let you know when I post the bookings for your semester/season!

If it is not currently the month of May 2024, you will need to page over to “May 2024” in the calendar below to find available session times.

Frequently Asked Questions

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I'll email you a link to your private gallery (just like this) within 1 week of your session date/time, where you can download your full-res, edited JPG files!


For example: If your session is on say Thursday the 3rd at 3:00pm, you will have your photos signed, sealed, and delivered by Thursday the 10th at 3:00pm.


You are guaranteed a minimum of 25 photos! (Often much higher if you have location ideas, props, a big family etc, just a guarantee on my end!🙂)

Yes! I know things can come up. If it is more than 2 weeks before your respective session, you can reschedule directly through the confirmation email you received at the time of booking! If it is within one week of your session, just email me: Trevor.mahlmann@gmail.com I would be more than happy to help try to find you a new day/time!

If your session begins at:


8:15 AM,


10:45 AM,


1:15 PM,


3:45 PM,


6:15 PM,


meet me at the Purdue Gateway to the Future Arch!


Here's a Google Maps Pin of where exactly to meet me at the Arch!


If your session begins at:


7:00 AM,


9:30 AM,


12:00 Noon,


2:30 PM,


5:00 PM,


7:30 PM,


meet me at the Purdue Memorial Union! (Front Steps)


Here's a Google Maps Pin of where exactly to meet me at PMU!

If you have ideas for specific photos that you want taken, I would love to hear them! During or after booking (via confirmation email) you can add your ideas to the "notes" section of your photo session. Add them there or email me: trevor.mahlmann@gmail.com, I would be happy to discuss ideas and/or add them to your session for you!

My Single, Small Family, Large Family, and Small Group sessions include individual photos of graduates. Large and XL Group sessions are group photos only, unless time allows. (which, it usually does if we're efficient and you know where you want photos at on campus)

Looking to have photos taken with your boyfriend or girlfriend? I'd be glad to accommodate you both!

Simply book the Small Group (2-5 Grads or Friends) session!

Yes! And when I send you the completed gallery of images, there will be a 20% off coupon code at the top of the page you can use.

I am open to your suggestions of things generally in-between the Arch and PMU but here are the locations graduates want to visit most frequently:

Purdue Gateway Arch

Neil Armstrong Statue/Hall of Engineering

Engineering Fountain

Hovde Hall

Bell Tower

John Purdue Statue

Loeb Fountain

University Hall

Memorial Mall

Unfinished "Block P" Sculpture

Purdue University Sign #1 on Grant Street (near KNOY)

Purdue Memorial Union

Purdue University Sign #2 on Grant Street (L shaped corner of Grant and State St.)

Harry's Chocolate Shop Outside Wall

The order will vary inversely based on your meeting location.

The prices shown above are a total price!

You would divide the price by how many graduates/friends you have in your group.

For example: Large Group // $350 // 10 Graduates // $35 per Graduate

The group should designate one person to book the session and the friends in the group would be responsible for paying that person back.

Full payment at booking required.


My full-time job is covering the rocket launches in the United States. (Florida, Texas, Virginia, etc) Here are some examples of my work if you're interested!! The schedules for them can and often do change. If an important launch comes up on my end that interferes with our scheduled session date / time, I will always work in good-faith with you to reschedule to another date and time. If we are unable to find a time that works for the both of us within the semester/season in question, you will be given a full-refund. I have done hundreds of these sessions to date and have only ever had customers cancel on me. Have never canceled the session outright on my end, to-date. The furthest I have needed to move a session from the original booking date to the actual date the session occurred is 7 days. If you are able to be flexible with me I am always happy to be flexible with you to capture your photos 🙂

Cancellation policy:

- Full refund: If customer cancels within 24 hours of booking your respective session or if the situation as described with a rocket launch on my end in the introduction occurs and we are unable to find a new date and time.

- 50% refund: If customer cancels after 24 hours of booking but more than two weeks from your respective session.

- No refund: cancellations within two weeks of respective session.


- Weather: Over 200 sessions to date, I have always been able to find a day before/after/nearby our scheduled session day to tackle the photos - so I am happy to reschedule in the event of poor weather. If we run out of time and I am unable to reschedule before I need to leave town, you will be given a full-refund.

- Family Emergency: If you are unable to make it to your session due to an emergency (like a family members passing) and there are still session slots available, you will be given an opportunity to reschedule. If no sessions are available, a 75% refund will be issued.

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Situation: Barring any restrictions (lockdown) physically preventing travel to/from the Purdue University West Lafayette campus, I plan to do each and every photo session. As a photographer, I wear a mask at all times and will keep my social distance properly. ====

All refunds take between 9 - 14 business days (total) to process and show up on your end, depending on your bank. If you decide not to show for your appointment, no refund will be issued. Thank you for your understanding.

I will adjust the leniency of this refund policy as I see fit given the constantly changing Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.

If you still have questions about booking not answered above, feel free to contact me here and I’ll do my best to get back to you ASAP!

Please double-check the email you provide is correct to make sure I respond to the right one!

What kinds of photos you can expect:

My full grad portfolio: https://photos.tmahlmann.com/People/Graduation