The 9 Best Graduation Photoshoot Ideas in Nashville

Need graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville? We get it! Graduating is quite an important milestone, and yet it happens in the blink of an eye. That’s why graduation photoshoots are so necessary to commemorate all the late nights at the library, early morning classes, or dorm room antics you didn’t think you’d survive.

While the graduation photoshoot has become rather uninspired, Peerspace aims to help you shake up your photo session with unique settings and venues. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, we strive to connect you with amazing spaces that bring your projects to life.

Check out these brilliant graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville that will keep things interesting. Whether you prefer being among nature or posing in front of an Instagram-worthy backdrop, this list has you covered.

1. Get playful in a whimsical greenhouse

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If you want graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville that surround you with lush greenery, then check out this magical natural greenhouse. This custom-made greenhouse comprises a 160-year-old monastery door, antique stained glass windows, and boho decor. It’s the perfect spot for a natural light grad portrait shoot in a space that is already stylish and chic. The host changes the plant life and decor seasonally, so be sure to contact them with any questions or requests.

One Peerspace reviewer who booked this greenhouse had a snowy surprise, yet still loved the experience! “The greenhouse is magnificently constructed and decorated, and the property is gorgeous. While the snow wasn’t expected, it made for a beautiful backdrop to our outdoor photos. The owner’s communication was excellent throughout. They even met us in advance for a walkthrough. We give our highest possible recommendation and hope you’ll consider working with them to make your special occasion or photo shoot magical and memorable.”

2. Make music in a historic castle’s recording studio

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What’s more Nashville than music? This historical castle in Franklin has its own recording studio. So not only does it make for an impressive backdrop, but is also fitting for an up-and-coming musician or music producer. Maybe even bring the whole band in on the photoshoot to celebrate the milestone.

Get some action shots of everyone doing what they love in the ideal space for it. This location will add a warm and grandiose look to all the photos that will make you look like music royalty. 

3. Embrace vintage vibes with an iconic camper

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Tired of being asked what your plans are for the future? Set up a photoshoot that emphasizes that adventure is your only plan. You’ve been stuck in the classroom for the majority of your life, it’s time to get out and see the world, and nothing says wanderlust like van life. Check out this 1954 vintage Airstream for your graduation shoot.

With lots of natural lighting and a surprising amount of space, it is made for an inspiring photoshoot. If you are not already gearing up for a nomadic post-graduation year, the photoshoot is sure to get you thinking. 

These hidden gems in Nashville may inspire more than just your photoshoot. Check them out!

4. Manifest your success in a lovely Victorian domicile

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Prepare for the life you want to live and show it off in your graduation photoshoot. This Victorian home in East Nashville is worthy of its own HBO limited series, and you can happily insert yourself into the mix.

Wear a gown or a suit that compliments this location’s decadence. Drape yourself on the showy loveseats or pose in front of the vintage wallpaper. You could even have your entire family seated around you at the grand dining table, like your favorite renaissance painting. This location is dramatic and grand, so why not have a little fun with it?

“Ida’s home was a dream to take photos in,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Every room had wonderful details and charm. She was super fast to communicate with! Would definitely book again!”

5. Wander around a whimsical ranch filled with antiques

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Just because you are out of school doesn’t mean you stop learning. Life is full of curiosities, much like this beautifully curated Paper House in Rosebank. It is a 1,400-square-foot ranch home that pays homage to the bright color palettes of 1950s homes. The home comprises six rooms, each with natural light and its own unique style. Keep on theme by wearing a retro outfit or dress as your lovely modern self to contrast the space.

And check out this helpful Peerspace review if you have any doubts: “Was wonderful! Beautiful place as advertised, a multitude of different places for different looks. Clean, easy. Nice touched with air freshness, smelled great. Just quick and easy check in and out. 10/10”

6. Keep it simple in a natural light studio

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When it comes down to it, you don’t need very much to get a timeless portrait of a pivotal moment. A lot of the best photography is minimalist and clean. Try out a portrait session in this sleek studio with an open layout, minimalist decor, and a chic aesthetic in South Nashville.

The golden light that illuminates through the windows and onto the white walls is more than enough to create a stunning contrast for your photos. The space has gear available to rent as well if you find yourself scrambling to gather any additional resources.

“Such a BEAUTIFUL space,” shares a Peerspace reviewer. “Great area with amazing lighting. Communication with owner was very timely, and efficient – will definitely be back.”

Here are some of our favorite indoor photoshoot locations in Nashville if you want more studio looks.

7. Mix it up at a vintage, rustic garage

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Do you love cars and/or working with your hands? Then maybe this Eastside yards garage space is perfect for your graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville. It’s a former auto shop garage complete with an outdoor junkyard space that is perfect for edgy photoshoots.

Check out its Peerspace listing page to see the vintage cars available on-site that you can pose with.

In the words of an influencer who booked this garage space through Peerspace: “such an awesome editorial place. very smooth! would highly recommend”

8. Go sultry and chic at House of Glamour

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If it’s art school you just graduated from or you are just an artist or designer heart, why not promote yourself in your element? It’s never too early to show future employers what you can do. Check out this retro-chic House of Glamour in Eastwood that will have any creative buzzing over the possibilities.

It is a content creator’s heaven with its multiple rooms packed with retro glitz. In fact, the fuchsia big cat room we featured above is only one of the many options. Also, be sure to check out the pink kitchen, the red bedroom with the round bed, and the moody vintage parlor. It’s a truly perfect spot for artists, designers, fashionistas, and eccentrics in general.

Even a photographer was blown away by their experience here: “Pictures cant do this place justice! From the booking to the coordination and communication and the physical location, it was ALL second to none. Beverly is amazing and so is her space.”

9. Explore nature and a 2,000-square-foot rustic barn

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If you want to reconnect with nature or your country roots, try out this historic barn location in Bellevue. There are acres of space for any idea you can envision and the views are picturesque at every angle.

When it comes to graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville, the possibilities are endless here! You can go for a cozy rustic feel by shooting. Lay out a picnic blanket, bring your cowboy boots, and bask in your well-earned freedom. 

“Such a beautiful property with the kind of host you hope for,” shares a producer in their Peerspace review. “Shelly [the host] was communicative and incredibly supportive of the vision of our project. She went beyond expectations.”

Graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville: conclusion

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As one of the most creative cities in the U.S., it should come as no surprise that there are so many wildly unique graduation photoshoot ideas in Nashville.

There are many more amazing options to explore on Peerspace, so be sure to visit our platform and enjoy all the possibilities for all of our future endeavors. You can easily rent spaces for personal and professional projects that inspire you as you begin this next stage of your life.

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