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Senior Photography – 11 Props to Bring to Your Senior Photo Session

Shannon Reece Jones Photography

Senior Photography – 11 Props to Bring to Your Senior Photo Session

Senior photography and your high school graduation is a huge milestone in your life—one that deserves to be captured with professional portraits. Props are a perfect way to help your personality shine through in your photos, a chance to show the world who you are and what you’ve accomplished.

There are tons of props you can bring to your senior portrait session, but here are a few of our favorites!

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Sports jersey and equipment

If you play a club or a high school sport, bring along your jersey or uniform and any some of the equipment you use for your portrait session. These props are a great way to express what mattered to you in high school and how hard you worked at your athletic career.


Musical instrument

Maybe your interests are more musical in nature. Why not take a few photos with the instrument you play? These images always turn out beautiful, and are a great reminder of your skill and all you’ve learned as a musician. Whether you choose the photography studio, or even a musical theater of your choice, we just have to get permission first for creative ideas, but I love to photograph seniors in their element. 


Books or other academic materials

Are you a straight-A student? Bring along some of your study materials to show off your academic side. Or, if you love to read, include a few of your favorite books as props in your photos. Letter Jackets are also a favorite to show off all of your accomplishments.


Four-legged friends

Whether you love dogs or horses, there are a variety of ways to include your pet in your senior portraits. Talk to your photographer—and your parents—about how you can make your pets part of the senior photo experience.


Personalized signs

A sign announcing your graduation year is a great prop to include in your senior portraits. These photos make for fun graduation announcements and give you a chance to have a little more fun!


Sentimental items

Do you have a family heirloom or item that is personally important to you? You can include these sentimental pieces in your senior photography session to show off what matters most to you and make your photos even more special. I have been photographed seniors that want the same portrait as their mother, and her mother.


Balloons or confetti

If you want a pop of color in your photos, consider bringing along some balloons or we can even do a fun confetti toss! Both of these  are a fun way to add pops of color to your images. We just want to make sure the clean-up is easy, so we need to thank carefully about location for these options. 



Hats, scarves and other accessories are a great way to add variety to your photos, allowing you to get multiple looks without having to change clothes. Show off your personality with a favorite accessory—maybe even one featuring your school mascot or colors!


Your vehicle

Do you love your car? Why not include it in your senior portraits? There are plenty of ways to incorporate your vehicle into your photos, and your photography can come up with fun poses and suggestions.


Career goals

If you already know your major or career plans, showcase it in your senior portraits. Show off the tools of your future trade or take a photo in front of a business or office you hope to work at one day in the future.



If you have plans to travel, include some luggage in your photos to show how you’re going to take the world by storm! Imagine you walking down the road, right down the middle, with big dreams ahead! 



Be sure to contact Shannon for more information about your senior photography session!

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Thanks so much for visiting Shannon Reece Jones Photography! My studio is located in the Woodlands, Texas, making it the perfect choice for your high school senior photo shoot in the Klein ISD, Conroe ISD, and Houston ISD, but I’m happy to travel to special locations as well.

If you’re interested in a professional high school senior photo shoot–or other types of portrait photography–please get in touch with me. Professional portrait photography is a great way to celebrate major accomplishments–and that’s never been more true than this year, when we all need a reason to celebrate. Finish up your senior’s academic year on a high note with a special photo shoot that highlights their interests, accomplishments, and all that makes them amazing!

I provide a customized photo experience for every age and stage of life. Life holds so many important milestones, and they all deserve to be recorded! I would love to help you create beautiful images of your special memories.

Please enter your information and I will be in touch shortly. Please note that there are a limited number of sessions each month. Contact SRJP as soon as possible to reserve your date and session time.

All meetings and sessions are private and by appointment only.

Questions? I’m happy to help! Feel free to give me a call–I’d love to chat with you.