Nine Fun Props For Your Senior Photo Session

Hey there, high school seniors! As your trusted photographer, I’m here to make sure your senior photo session is not only memorable but also a ton of fun! One way to add a personal touch and infuse some personality into your portraits is by incorporating props. Whether you’re into sports, music, or simply want to showcase your unique style, there’s a non-cheesy prop out there for everyone.

Musical Instruments: Are you a talented musician? Show off your skills by bringing along your guitar, violin, or any other instrument you play. Not only will it add a cool vibe to your photos, but it also reflects a significant part of your identity.

Art Supplies: Are you a budding artist? Bring along your sketchbook, paintbrushes, or any other art supplies that represent your creative side. We can get artsy and capture some unique shots that reflect your passion for the arts.

Sports Equipment: Whether you’re a star athlete or just love playing sports for fun, incorporating your gear into the shoot can capture your passion beautifully. Bring along your basketball, soccer ball, or even your trusty skateboard for some action-packed shots.

Cap and Gown: Celebrate your upcoming graduation by donning your cap and gown for a few shots. It’s a classic prop that symbolizes the culmination of your high school journey and the exciting adventures that lie ahead.

Furry Friends: Pets are family too! If you have a beloved furry friend, consider bringing them along for a few shots. Whether it’s a playful pup or a cuddly cat, their presence will add an adorable touch to your senior portraits.

Balloons: Nothing says celebration like a bunch of colorful balloons! Whether you spell out your graduation year or simply hold onto a few balloons for a whimsical touch, they’re sure to add a festive atmosphere to your photos.

College Swag: Show off your future alma mater by incorporating some college swag into your photoshoot. Whether it’s a hoodie, a pennant, or even just a t-shirt, it’s a great way to express your excitement for the next chapter of your life.

Your Car: Why not use it as a prop for your senior photos? Whether it’s a classic Mustang or a retro VW Beetle, you will never forget your first car. Let’s photograph it!

Customized Signage: Personalize your senior portraits with customized signage featuring your name, graduation year, or a favorite quote. Get creative with fonts and colors to make it uniquely yours.

Remember, the key to a successful prop is to choose something that resonates with you and reflects your personality and interests. So, pick props that speak to you and let’s create some amazing memories together!

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FAQs for Clients

1.) What types of Photography do you offer?


I specialize in candid family, child and high school senior portraits in the Oklahoma City and the Dallas metroplexes. I also photograph events, sports and headshots.


2.) What location will we use?


I am primarily an on-location natural light photographer. I will assist you in determining a beautiful and scenic location for our session.


3.) What time of day do you book sessions?


Session are booked approximately 1.5 -2 hours prior to sunset or within an hour of sunrise.


4.) What do we wear?


I can most definitely help you with that! After ten years of photographing clients, I have learned what photographs well and what doesn't. Upon booking a session with me, I am happy to connect you with some tried and true styling tips. I will also help you with your specific outfit choices.


5.) My kids are WILD. Can you handle it?


Yep! I sure can! Aside from my own "spirited" children, I was an elementary school teacher for seven years. Not even the grumpiest dad or emotional teen scares me :). Just show up ready to have fun + love on your people. I will do the rest!

6.) Do you travel?


I LOVE to travel with clients! I have been across the globe photographing some amazing families. Booking a travel session with me is way more affordable than you think - plus I provide you with much more than just a standard session. Click on my travel portfolio to see images from the beach, Canada, Bali, New York City and more!


7.) How much do you charge?


Photo sessions are $950 plus state sales tax. This includes at least 65+ digital images, each carefully hand edited by Missy.

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