The 9 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Dallas

Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes the caps and gowns. The season for graduation photoshoots is among us, and there are tons of gorgeous locations across the country, such as Dallas. This city in Texas is home to the largest contiguous arts district in America, jazz clubs, and stunning landmarks. That said, take a look at these graduation photoshoot ideas in Dallas!

1. Shoot for the moon at this stunning lunar escape

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It’s graduation season, and you’ve got ambition on your mind, so shoot for the moon at this incredible photography location. The set features a vibrant, glowing moon behind a rustic swing surrounded by potted palms. The design of the set was a collaboration between a neon artist and a painter to create this dreamy space. If you want unique pictures to share with friends and family this location is an excellent start.

2. Pose for the camera in a sleek studio setting

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Let’s say you’re looking for crisp minimalism with modern clean lines. This bright open space will not disappoint. Located in the rear of a retail space in East Dallas and measuring 1,200 square feet, this space strips away any distractions and lets you shine through. Whether you’re moving on from high school or college this location will bring an air of refined style and sophistication to your pictures. With great natural light and plenty of room to set up a tripod, this is easily one of the best graduation photoshoot locations in Dallas.

3. Gaze at the skyline from an indoor and outdoor lounge and terrace

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Situated conveniently in the city center, this next spot has stunning, uninterrupted views of downtown Dallas. The balcony is where you’ll want to be for an amazing nighttime photo session. Chill on the glass balcony rail and gaze out at the cityscape below. But the beautiful balcony isn’t all this place has to offer. The interior of the apartment is impeccably furnished and has great lighting from the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the skyline. If you want nighttime graduation photoshoot ideas in Dallas, look no further.

4. Get edgy with vibrant graffiti and murals

If you want your graduation pictures to truly stand out, this next one is a unique photoshoot idea sure to set your pics apart. Dallas has a number of incredible outdoor murals and beautiful graffiti walls. The subject matter and style range from beautiful spray paint elephants to cute colorful robots. One idea is to take the day visiting your favorites and taking your pictures at a collection of these colorful locations. This is truly one of the best graduation photoshoot ideas in Dallas.

5. Get artsy in a bright lifestyle studio

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Located in the Bishop Arts District, this next location is sure to wow with its magazine-perfect chic wall décor and funky, miss-matched furniture. The space totals 1,800 square feet, so there’s plenty of room to spread out and have exactly the shot you envision. There’s great lighting amplified by the light wall color in every room. Plus, this location has one of those iconic wicker peacock chairs. You know, the ones that were on like every vinyl album cover in the ’60s and ’70s.

6. Look out for this eye-opening sculpture

Here’s the oddball of the list. Or should I say, eyeball. That’s right, it’s a giant eyeball sculpture, thirty feet tall to be precise. If you’re going into the arts or just graduated from an art program this is a fun and funky place to capture the moment. These will definitely make for unusual graduation pictures and after a year of being cooped up indoors, we all need a little strange art in our lives.

7. Let your worries drift away at The Urban Cloud

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The Urban Cloud is an unbeatable country escape right in the city metro. Located in Urbandale just fifteen minutes from downtown, this handcrafted timber tiny home is perfect for a rustic-themed graduation photoshoot. Surrounding the charming structure is a sea of greenery, immersing you in nature without having to go far outside the city. So have a seat on the porch or perch in the picturesque tree and smile for the camera.

8. Blossom among the flowers at the Dallas Arboretum

So you’re looking for graduation photoshoot ideas in Dallas. We’re sticking with the outdoor theme for this next suggestion, the Dallas Arboretum. The arboretum sits on 66 acres nestled along White Rock Lake. It has beautiful water features, unique flora, and serene walking paths giving you endless options for where to snap your pictures.

9. Elevate your snapshots in a natural light loft apartment

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We’re closing out the list with a classic, a loft studio with lots of natural light. With exposed brick walls and huge factory industrial windows, this apartment is the quintessential loft aesthetic. Located in the eclectic neighborhood of Deep Ellum this space is perfect for the design graduate seeking to capture a creative look to cherish for years to come.

Dallas has so much to offer in the way of arts and culture, city parks, and great eats. For graduation photoshoot ideas in Dallas, your options run the gamut from trendy lofts to strange giant sculptures. Help family and friends celebrate this wonderful milestone with you by taking graduation pictures at any number of stunning locations around the city.

All these great locations either have rigorous Covid cleanliness standards or are outdoors and allow for physical distancing, so you can stay safe this graduation season and not compromise on getting those precious memories captured.

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