I have TERRIBLE pictures from my own high school graduation. I’m squinting. There’s a chain link fence in the background. Random people photobombing every picture. I really regret not having any nice pictures to commemorate the day!
Let’s do better for you at your cap & gown mini shoot!
You’ll have beautiful pictures for your graduation announcements, and to display at your grad party.
Here are some shot ideas that I want to make sure we get for you!
Let's start with some fundamentals.
1. Close Up with your cap, gown, tassel & year charm
2. Fully body shot- front & back
Next, a full body. I like this best with the gown unzipped, because otherwise they tend to look bulky.
3. More fun graduation pictures: the jump shot!
Why not? This is a time to celebrate.
4. Glitter Blow
If you decide to try this on your own, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF THE ENVIRONMENT put down an old sheet or something to catch all the glitter.
5. College Swag
Bring a pennant and a college tee or sweatshirt – these are great shots to put on your graduation announcement to show where you are headed next year.
6. Tassel Explosion!
Full disclosure: this is a tough shot to get. We probably won’t nail it on the first take. But I have some tricks for getting it just right.
Try flicking your finger tips up & out: away from your face.
7. The Details
Everybody forgets to do these, but they are so cute!
Make sure to get that decorated cap!
I love the super close up with your tassel & year charm. Pro tip: since graduation colors tend to be bold, consider wearing a lip color that pops!
Bonus: Looking Back
The turning around and looking back shot is a must-have. Symbolic of heading off to your future!
Don't Miss Out!
I typically offer my cap & gown mini shoots in late April/early May.
These sessions are extremely limited and made available first to everyone on my newsletter.
To inquire about pricing & availability just click the button below. I can’t wait to celebrate your graduation with you at your photoshoot!
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Samantha Grant Photography is based in Pleasanton, Ca and specializes in high school senior and family portraits.