Get Creative: A Guide to Senior Photo Shoot Themes

reliable SLC photographyAs a senior, a fun-filled photo shoot is one of the best ways to cap off the experience that was high school. Thinking of creative ideas might be challenging, though, as you have to make your theme and photo shoot stand out. To make your senior photo shoot memorable, here are some of the top things to consider:


Think of your favorite subject and find ways to integrate it into your photo shoot. For instance, if you’re active in your physical education class, you can go for a sporty theme like basketball, hockey, and volleyball. If you’re the nerdy type, a photo shoot with books, writing materials, and other educational items is a good idea.


Most SLC photography studios have their own specialty services, such as family, wedding, business, or newborn photography. Look for those that offer senior photography. Ask the photographers about the previous themes they did; you might find one that you want to give your own spin to. If you already have an idea in mind, you can ask for their help to make it more creative and unique.


If you want an outdoor shoot, a good location can help you think of a creative theme. A nearby open field gives you the chance to become a fairy or hippie, while a horse stable can bring out your inner cowboy or cowgirl. The school can also be a good location. Have your photo shoot at the library, rooftop, football field, or anywhere memorable to you, but make sure to get permission before doing so.


Some photography studios have their own props to help guide their models. Ask the photographers what items are readily available for you. Be it an oversized hat, quirky glasses, or a giant picture frame, you can treat your senior shoot like a photo booth. If there’s none, go through your personal stuff and think of props that you can bring to your photo shoot.

These are only some ways to think of themes for your senior photo shoot. Browse through SLC photography websites and fashion magazines for inspiration.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.