Without a doubt, the crowd gathers every graduation season to snap a photo with Penn State’s famous mascot: Nittany Lion. Carved from a 13-ton block of limestone by Heinz Warneke in 1942, Nittany Lion Shrine stands today as one of the most iconic landmarks on campus. Penn State students often desire to include the shrine as part of their graduation package, and I like to begin our portrait session here so we could line up in advance. (My all time record wait time is 45 minutes.) Although the meter parking reaches full capacity quickly, the line is fast moving, and there is a ramp option across from Moore Building. Don’t let the wait time stop you from taking photos (from multiple angles) with your favorite mascot. 🙂
Nhi is a portrait photographer serving State College, PA and surrounding communities. Nhi captures photographs that let you re-live your joy, love, and light with intentional artistry. Her creative work has been published in State College Magazine and featured at Bellefonte Art Museum. Also a professor at Penn State, Nhi is committed to creating a positive impact in Happy Valley – be that through beautiful photographs or investing in future students through her scholarship.