YOUR SENIOR PHOTO SESSION: CELEBRATE SENIOR YEAR!
Most people know Collage and Wood for our amazing collage products - posters, letters, and jersey collage numbers. But the "Wood" means the "sign" part of our business.
We've got some fun senior portrait prop ideas for you!
Seniors and senior photographers have been using our fun and easy to hold senior signs to give their senior pictures special meaning since 2013.
If you're looking for some ideas on what makes a great photo prop to bring to your photo session, your search has landed you in the perfect place!
ITEMS TO CONSIDER BRINGING TO YOUR SENIOR SESSION
- Your doggie!
- Unique keepsakes or collections
- Wooden signs (Hmmm... I wonder where you can get those?)
- Sports Jersey or Equipment
- Musical Equipment as a photo prop
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO TOOK SENIOR PICTURES WITH MY DOG?
In high school, senior pictures are a big deal. They're a right of passage, and a chance to show the world who you are.
So, when it came time to take my senior pictures, I knew I wanted my dog Gretchen to be in them.
After all, she'd been by my side through thick and thin, and I couldn't imagine my life without her.
So, I asked my mom to find the picture, (and I'll have it for you soon!)
UNIQUE KEEPSAKES FOR YOUR PHOTO SESSION
High school seniors have the opportunity to capture your unique personality in senior pictures.
If you have a hobby or collection that is important to you, consider incorporating it into your photos.
This can be a great way to show off your interests and what makes you special. For example, if you collect spoons or snow globes, consider bringing them along for your photo shoot.
I'll never forget the time one of my volleyball players told me that she collected these things. On senior night, we gave her a special gift of a custom, engraved spoon.
These can help to create a one-of-a-kind image that captures your personality and interests - and tell the story of who you are in this moment of time!
And who knows, maybe your spoon or snow globe collection will inspire others to start their own!
WOODEN SIGNS THAT TELL YOUR STORY
It's becoming more and more common for nurses to take senior portraits as they prepare to graduate from nursing school.
Not sure what senior photo props they should use? Depending on the site of your photos, there are so many ways to find props that represent your major.
Nurses can strike fun poses in their nursing scrubs or uniforms.
Personalized signs make a great prop that you can showcase again at your graduation party!
SPORTS JERSEY AND EQUIPMENT
Athletes can have so much fun with their senior portraits. Why not bring in some of your favorite sports equipment or jersey as some of your top senior photo props and make it amazing?
If you're into a sport, this is a great way to show it off and have some fun with your senior portraits. If you play soccer, bring your soccer ball. If you play tennis, bring your racket.
(By the way, here's a ⬇️ great list of volleyball equipment for volleyball players ⬇️)
FEATURE YOUR MUSICAL INSTRUMENT IN YOUR GRAD PHOTOS
You may prefer a musical interest. Wouldn't it be cool to have a giant wooden sign in the shape of a treble clef or some other fun music sign?
That would be a photo prop for the most unique graduation photos ever!
You can even show off your skills and play a tune or two. Nothing tells your story like an action shot.
You may enjoy playing the drums, the guitar, the violin...the options are endless here. Just pick something you love to do and show it off in your senior pictures!
HOW MUCH DO SENIOR PHOTOS COST, ANYWAY?
The typical cost of a senior portrait session varies around the country.
Some studios provide a variety of photo prop options - and while another company may require the seniors to source their photo props.
These are details you will want to review with your photographer before you sign your contract.
Additionally, finding out how many places you can meet up, outfit changes, and other options is helpful before you move forward with your pictures.
However, this doesn't include prints and special add-ons.
One way to potentially save money is to search for photographers with ambassador programs.
Usually, this consists of signing a privacy release and giving your photographer permission to use your images for marketing purposes.
In return, you typically receive some sort of discount for your session fees or image order.
Regardless of how you decide to work with a company, these images will become treasured keepsakes for years to come.
They are worth any amount of money you can afford to invest.
Check out our blog about photo ideas for guys and moms:
What To Consider After You Choose Your Top Photo Props
If you decide on an item such as a wooden sign photo prop or personalized sign, make sure your photographer knows ahead of time so they can plan accordingly and fit it into your session time frame.
We have a variety of layouts, including horizontal and vertical sign options.
We ship your senior props within one business day, so visit Collage and Wood's senior photo prop shop.