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When I was younger I kept a little journal hidden under my mattress where I would draw and express my creativity, write down my memories, and document my hopes and dreams. It was a safe place for me to express myself without judgment. Now, twenty years later, I am reinventing the little journal I once hid away and sharing it with all of you. Here you will find vulnerability, creativity, and a new found way for me to showcase my work with the world.
Props are easily one of the best ways to add some spice to any of your photos but especially for your senior photos. Adding props throughout your senior photos not only adds a bit of character and dimension, it helps tell your story. However, basic is not a word that we have over here in our vocabulary so using props does not mean you have to be ordinary about it. Instead, it’s all about how you integrate these props into your session. Here are a few prop ideas for your senior photos in Chicago that will have you absolutely slayinggggg your photoshoot and look H-O-T, hot.
One of my favorite props for my seniors to include during their Chicago senior photos is a stunning floral bouquet. Gone are the days when you have absolutely no idea what to do with your hands. Instead, having a floral bouquet gives you the opportunity to not only do something with your hands but have something else to play around with.
Another prop idea for you to use during your Chicago senior photos is to incorporate a hat, t-shirt, or sweatshirt into your shoot. This is a much more subtle way to pay tribute to your school if you’re someone who doesn’t feel like holding a sign or banner during your senior session.
One of my favorite props isn’t actually a “prop” at all, but in fact, bringing along your fur animal to your senior photos. Having your four-legged friend not only brings ME so much joy, but it sure does add some life to your senior photos. Just make sure that if you want to bring your pup to your Chicago senior session, you have someone there with you to watch them while we take some solo shots of just you!
If you want to step outside the box and be a little bit different, then adding in some more school-related props is a great way to bring some diversity to your Chicago senior photos. Props such as a notebook, computer, type writer, etc are just some of the many different ideas you can incorporate for your senior photoshoot.
Okay, so you know what I said about being “basic”? Well, that doesn’t apply to the whole banner and flag debate for your senior photos. Let’s be real, having a banner or flag in your senior photos is a really cute and easy way to represent your school and do some really fun posing. Say whatever you want about this prop idea, but if you’re a Chicago senior ready to graduate I highly recommend considering adding this prop to your prop list.
If you’re a senior who played sports during school, then incorporating said sport into your Chicago senior photos is a great prop idea. Whether you played football, cheerleading, or any instrument or were in a cool club. Using a prop that speaks to who you are and what you enjoy can be a great way to add a little bit of your personality to your senior photoshoot.
These are just some of the many different prop ideas for your senior photos in Chicago. The most important thing to remember when it comes to any senior shoot is that you can make it however you want it to be. Use whatever props your heart desires and if you’re ever in need of some ideas, just go ahead and consult your Chicago Senior Photographer… aka me.
Hey, I’m Abbe! A Chicago Senior Photographer ready to capture this amazing step in your journey as seniors. If you loved reading this blog on my prop ideas for your senior photos in Chicago, then check out some more blogs here.
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