So you’re graduating this year? Congratulations! No doubt you have big things on your mind…getting good grades, what college to attend, your Senior prom, and of course, your Senior photos! You want the perfect shot for the yearbook and your graduation announcements. We can help! We’ve gathered some traditional, original, and totally trendy photoshoot ideas for your Senior pictures.
If you’re more of a traditionalist, heading out into nature or some sort of industrial area is a tried and true way to get awesome shots. Find a pretty spot in a local park with big trees or a sparkling lake in the background. Historical landmarks or cool architecture like antique barns provide neat backdrops for your photos. Other traditional photoshoot ideas for your senior pictures include railroad tracks, alleys with vintage brick buildings, or sports fields (for the die-hard athletes). Oh, and don’t forget to include your graduation year in the picture! It’s a tradition.
Is there a cool atmosphere in your favorite coffee shop? Love the lighting in the bathroom at the trendy downtown brunch spot? Try it out! Not only are you including something that is meaningful to you; you’re getting a totally original shot that no one else will have. Think outside the box for some original photoshoot ideas for your senior pictures! Look for unexpected beauty in everyday places, or even look for hidden gems around your town. You can also try exploring local art museums, libraries, or sculpture parks for more cool background ideas. (Be sure to get permission before photographing any art pieces.)
For those who prefer to be on top of the latest trends, having a trendy photo is essential! After all, you have to have something shareable on Instagram. And props are the name of the game when it comes to trendy photoshoot ideas for your senior pictures. More specifically, a prop that reflects you and your personality. If you love writing songs, bring your notebook and guitar with you. If you have a huge collection of shoes, take a fun photo surrounded by all your favorites! Think of objects that capture who you are and what you’re passionate about. Also, forget about trying to wear a stiff uncomfortable outfit that your mom picked out. A casual wardrobe has replaced the trend of getting super dressed up for your photos. Of course, you can wear whatever you love; that’s the beauty of this trend! It’s all about showing who you are.
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