Let’s talk cap & gown pictures! Are you considering getting your photos taken with your cap & gown this spring? Think about this... How many quality photos will you get in your cap & gown on your graduation day?
Grad sessions have easily become some of my fav shoots ever! It’s you + your besties, celebrating these past few years together!! These are the pictures you can hang up in your dorm, or your future home – memories that will last forever with your favorite people!!
Cap & gown sessions give you an excuse to just CELEBRATE everything you’ve accomplished!! You deserve the hell out of it because you’ve worked so hard to get to this point in your life, and that needs to be recognized!
CAP & GWN PHOTO OUTFIT INSPO
SHORT SUMMER-Y DRESSES
Short dresses always look super cute under your gown and give a fun summer-y feel!
THIN SHIRTS/BLOUSES THAT AREN’T TOO PUFFY
Make sure not to wear any tops that are puffy or that would make the shape of your gown look a little weird!
COLOR-COORDINATE WITH YOUR CAP + GOWN
Your cap and gown will probably be some version of your school colors, so make sure your outfits don’t clash with that color! I know grad caps aren’t the cutest, but seriously, y’all can always pull them off + make them so cute no matter what color they are!
COLLEGE SHIRTS TO SHOW WHAT’S NEXT
I LOVE when grads wear college shirts to show what’s next on their journey!!
BRING YOUR BESTIES + SIGNIFICANT OTHER ALONG!!
This is my FAVE way to do grad photos – with your BFF’s!! Who doesn’t want their best friends by their side to celebrate this huge moment?! Bring along your friends who are graduating with you, who have been by your side through this journey & celebrate together!
INVITE YOUR CLOSEST FAM
Not only can you bring your friends along – you can bring your fam too!! Whether that means you bring your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, aunt, uncle, whatever – bring the people that have supported you the whole way + mean the most to you in this season of your life. Your people should celebrate you,
and you deserve it!!
IF YOU’RE GRADUATING COLLEGE, BRING SOME BUBBLY (OR SOMETHIN’ A LITTLE HARDER, NO JUDGMENT HERE)
If you wanna have a blast at your college grad session, bring along your fave drink (alcoholic or not)!! Whether that’s a bottle of champagne, some tequila shots or sparkling cider to shake + spray everywhere, let’s partyyyyy!
INCLUDE ANY PROPS THAT ARE MEANINGFUL TO YOU + YOUR SCHOOL JOURNEY
You can bring along any props that would make your photos more meaningful!! Maybe that means your dog, the instrument you play, a uniform, a stethoscope, anything to represent your school journey or the future ahead.
PICK YOUR FAVE LOCATIONS, WHETHER THAT MEANS AN ADVENTURE SESSION ON THE COAST OR AN URBAN SESH IN YOUR FAVE DOWNTOWN AREA
Grad photos can be taken anywhere!! Are you a hiker? Let’s go into the mountains! Or would you rather spend your evenings on the coast? We can hit up my fav beach spots! Not a nature person?! I know the cutest spots around town for the most fun shoot with your favorite people!
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR CAP & GOWN PHOTOS
There’s a TON you can do with your cap & gown photos once you get them back – don’t just let them sit in your camera roll or on a hard drive forever!!
SEND OUT GRAD ANNOUNCEMENTS TO YOUR FAM + FRIENDS
You can create beautifulllllll grad announcements + cards through your online gallery that I’ll send to you, that you can mail off to your friends + fam! This can also be where you announce your grad party if you’re having one.
PRINT + FRAME YOUR FAVES TO GIFT TO YOUR PARENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS
I guarantee your parents/family members would LOVE to hang a framed grad photo of you up in their house (whether or not you’d like them to hahah). Print + frame your fave(s) through your online gallery and gift it to your fam!
SHARE THEM ON THE GRAM!!
Let’s be real, what’s a grad session without IG-worthy pics to announce your graduation to your followers?! 😉
MAKE A LIL’ PHOTO BOOK OUT OF THEM TO HAVE AS A KEEPSAKE (FOR YOU OR OTHERS)
Through your online gallery, you can also create a super cute photo book, or buy a nice leather/linen album (I can help y’all out with that after your session!!) to have as a keepsake for yourself or your fam!