Congratulations!! You did it! All the hard work is done, you are graduating, and of course, having a super cute graduation photoshoot.
Today on the blog, I’m sharing the best photo ideas for college grads. I had a photoshoot done when I was graduating and it was worth every penny. My photographer was AMAZING and got the best shots. I graduated from Undergrad in May 2020, so it wasn’t the ideal situation, but getting pictures done made the time feel special.
While you’ll probably want to take formal graduation photos in your cap and gown with your diploma, you can also be creative with what you’re wearing, how you’re posed, props you use, and even where you take your photos.
If you need inspo for your and your besties before your photoshoot, here are the best graduation photo ideas for college grads.
1. Classic Mascot Statue Photo
My dress was from Express, but they don’t carry it anymore. I found a super similar one on Amazon with amazing reviews.
2. Don’t forget the balloons!
You have to get the classic balloon pic! They always turn out really cute and it’s memorable to have your year in the pictures.
Amazon has cute 2022 balloons in a few different colors.
3. Pictures With Your Pets
Who said you can’t bring your pets to your graduation photoshoot? I’m sure your best furry friend would love to be a part of your day. I mean, they’ve been with you every step of the way.
4. Fountain Pictures
I love seeing fountain pictures! I went to college in Pennsylvania so we don’t have anything fun like this – lol. Jump in your fountain with friends at the end of the shoot for cute candid pics.
5. Pop that champagne!
My all-time FAVE graduation pictures are champagne pics. I had so much fun with these!
If you’re not sure whether to get multiple bottles of champagne… the answer is yes. I used a few and it was great so I could make sure I got all the pictures I wanted.
6. The tassel was worth the hassle!
Show off your tassel in some pics. I love the photos with the tassel in focus and everything else blurry.
7. Get creative in the library
I love this idea of using books as a prop. This graduation picture idea is great for English majors, teachers, or those graduating from law school.
Gotta put the textbooks to use one last time!
Confetti can be used to add some joy and color to graduation pictures for something a bit more creative.
Make sure you use biodegradable confetti if you are going to do this. Amazon is the best place to get confetti. This is super cute ivory and blush or use confetti poppers.
Congratulations again! If you use any of these ideas tag me in your graduation pictures so I can see!!