The 8 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Houston

Congratulations on earning your diploma! A significant milestone such as this deserves to be commemorated with a graduation photoshoot. Not only is it hard work to graduate, but you can’t forget about overcoming obstacles throughout your entire academic and personal journey. To keep the idea of the “graduation photoshoot” fresh, we’ve compiled our favorite Insta-worthy spots. That said, here are fabulous graduation photoshoot ideas in Houston that will get your creativity flowing.

1. Exude vintage elegance in a stunning Victorian parlor

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Wallpaper is incredibly underrated. It can be the perfect backdrop for your photos depending on the style you want. For example, the Parlor Room in The Heights is perfectly curated if you want to step back into early 1900s antique chic. The furniture is original, including a grandfather clock that can really pull your images together. Strike a powerful pose on the elegant armchair in your best outfit, and you’ve got a unique spin on graduation photos.

2. Go monochrome in a farmhouse turned studio

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On the other end of the spectrum you can choose one color and stick with it all the way through. This 100-year-old farmhouse has been renovated to become your dream photo studio. Its shiplap walls and hardwood floors have been painted all white and the furniture within perfectly coordinates. This studio comes with your own makeup and hair station – you can even rent out the make up artist that works at this studio if you need a little more glow. The sliding barn doors are the perfect touch to complete the Texas aesthetic!

3. Give a big yeehaw at an Old Western horse stable

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Speaking of Texas aesthetic, we can keep it traditional. We’re talking, horses, cowboy boots, and golden flat landscapes as far as the eye can see. This Old Western horse ranch is perfect to bring out the country guy or gal in you. Nothing can capture Texas pride as well as you in your cap and gown atop a noble steed. That’s why this is among one of our favorite Houston graduation photoshoot ideas.

4. Embrace big city energy in a classy studio loft

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Maybe big piles of hay and horses aren’t really your thing. If you are more of a city guy or gal, try out this industrial loft in Downtown Houston. It is a beautifully lit location with a variety of looks within one main location. The place has a good mix of cool, warm, and neutral colors to play with and has a variety of colored walls to make people think you went all out with multiple locations. To top it all off it has a magnificent view of downtown for an impressive additional backdrop. You get the most bang for your buck. 

5. Do it all in a versatile urban warehouse

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Perhaps you like taking ideas as they come, you just need a creative spark and you are on your way. There’s nothing like a blank slate to let inspiration strike, try this urban warehouse photo studio to guide you through the process. This studio has a minimal look to it that keeps its edge with the exposed brick and distressed flooring. There’s a variety of backdrops available to you as well as lighting equipment and props. Everything you need in a convenient space leaving you to focus on having fun.

6. Be yourself in an elegant Parisian studio

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Go bold, be loud, be bright! Maybe even use the colors of your school in the loudest way possible. It can be very classy with the right design elements. For example, this Parisian-inspired studio uses bright colors but keeps the interior design quirky yet sophisticated. Play with symmetry and move some of the furniture around to get the best angle. They also lend any lighting equipment you might need if you need to brighten up that red some more.

7. Make an event out of your shoot in a jazzy art space

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Kill two birds with one stone and throw your graduation party while you get some unforgettable graduation photos with your closest friends. This colorful multipurpose room (a combination of a bar, café, studio, and art space) is everyone’s favorite hang out spot. With its walls covered in art and their colorful lights, it’s a perfect place for a party. Be sure to check out Peerspace’s Concierge Services for any additional party planning needs you might need help with. 

8. Live the high life in an embellished studio

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Pretend you are in a music video. Make it cinematic, extravagant, and campy. Maybe even re-create one of your favorite music video stills. This French Couture studio in Memorial Park is reminiscent of a hip hop music video. Put a lavish lifestyle on display even if it’s just for fun. Dress up in your most phenomenal outfit and don your best jewelry. You’ll get the most unique graduation photoshoot out of it guaranteed.

We hope that our list of graduation photoshoot ideas in Houston will help inspire your photo session. Congratulations on your milestone, and remember that Peerspace is an excellent tool to help you find your next shoot location or even host your graduation party. With thousands of options to choose from, you are sure to see something in the Houston area that you haven’t been inspired by before. Happy browsing!

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