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10 Unique Senior Picture Ideas

Senior portrait with bubbles by Minneapolis photographer Block Portrait Studios

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Senior pictures are a rite of passage for high school seniors. They’re the final picture taken before you graduate, and they represent one last chance to be young, carefree, and have fun. But sometimes it can seem like there’s not much left to do that’s new or different with these pictures- after all, how many ways can you pose in front of a camera?

If you’re feeling stuck, don’t worry- we’ve got you covered. From dressing up in costumes to posing in front of unique landmarks, these ten ideas will help you get inspired and make your senior pictures stand out from the crowd.

1. Showcase Your Love for Music

senior picture with cello

If you’re a music lover, consider posing with your favorite instrument or in front of a music-themed backdrop. This is a great way to show off your personality and interests.

2. Incorporate Your Hobbies

senior picture with ski

Incorporating your hobbies into your senior pictures is a great way to show off your unique personality. If you love to read, bring along your favorite book. Love to play sports? Use props like a soccer ball or baseball bat. Whatever hobby you choose, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about.

3. Pose in Front of a Cool Landmark

Senior Picture in front of colorful Mural at Block Portrait Studios

If you want your senior pictures to have a unique backdrop, try posing in front of a cool landmark. This could be anything from a famous building, waterfall, statue or unique mural, like the one at Block Portrait Studios. Choose a spot that has personal meaning to you or that you think will look good in photos.

4. Use Props

Senior Picture with Map Background
Senior Picture in Train Station with suitcase

Props are a great way to add interest to your senior pictures. They can be anything from a cute animal to a piece of art or furniture. Choose props that have personal meaning to you or that help tell your story, like this fun senior portrait taken at the Union Depot, with these cool vintage suitcases to show her love of traveling.

5. Get in Touch with Nature

Senior Picture in Nature

If you love being outdoors, consider using nature as your backdrop for senior pictures. This could be anything from a scenic forest to a beautiful beach. Choose a location that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable and that will showcase your personality. We love getting out to parks like Raspberry Island, Harriet Island, and Cherokee Regional Park.

6. Blow Bubbles

Senior portrait with bubbles by Minneapolis photographer Block Portrait Studios

This is a fun and unique way to add interest to your photos. Simply have someone blow bubbles around you as you pose. This will create a whimsical and dreamy effect that’s sure to turn heads.

7. Use Creative Lighting

Senior Picture with creative lighting
Senior picture with guitar and creative lighting

One way to make your senior pictures stand out is to use creative lighting. This could be anything from natural light to a cool effect like light painting. Experiment with different techniques and see what looks the best in your photos. The Union Depot could be a great place for pictures like these.

8. Take Pictures with Pets

Senior Picture with dog

If you’re a pet lover, consider taking pictures with your furry friend. This is a great way to show off your personality and add a unique touch to your photos. Just make sure your pet is comfortable and willing to cooperate before taking pictures.

9. Use Bright Colors

Senior picture with bright red hair
Senior picture with bright yellow shirt

Using bright colors in your senior pictures is a great way to add energy and excitement. This could be anything from wearing a colorful dress or shirt to using props and backgrounds that are brightly colored. Choose colors that reflect your personality and make you feel comfortable.

10. Get Creative with Your Poses

Senior Picture with interesting pose

There’s no rule that says you have to pose in the same way everyone else does. If you want your senior pictures to stand out, try getting creative with your poses. This could mean anything from sitting on a roof to posing in a funny or unique position. Just make sure you feel comfortable and confident in whatever you choose.

Whether you want to take a road trip or strike a pose, these ten ideas will help you capture your personality and stand out from the crowd. You can also accessorize with sunglasses, hats, or jewelry–whatever it takes to make you feel beautiful! Which of these senior picture ideas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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