The best advice in coming up with creative senior picture ideas for guys is simple: be yourself. Show what you’re all about by bringing along your gear. A guy’s gear is his way of illustrating what’s important in his life. So bring along gear that reflects your personality.
I’ve seen lots of interesting gear this senior season, all the way from goalie pads to duck decoys. I thought this would be a good time to go over some of the creative senior picture ideas for guys; specifically offroad vehicles and soccer goals.
Senior Picture Ideas for Guys – Snowmobiles and Trucks
Summer may seem like an unusual time of year to do senior portraits with snowmobiles but not for Luverne senior Colton Arends. It gave him an excuse to get his sleds fired up and out of the trailer during this long snowless summer that we’re having. Colton and his family are avid snowmobilers and make a trip or two to the Black Hills to ride through the deep powder during the winter. Colton also has a sled tricked out for ice racing and runs it at the Rock Rapids Speedway.
Senior pictures are also a great excuse for a guy to get some long overdue work done on his truck. Colton spent most of the day before his session washing and polishing his red Chevy Silverado Duramax pickup to make sure it was perfect for the photo shoot. This image shows off the after market headlights that Colton just finished installing the day before pictures.
We did all the vehicle images on location at Colton’s farm. The canopy of the mature trees provided the perfect shady spot. Don’t worry if you don’t have a farm available for your vehicle photos. There are lots of great locations nearby that make perfect backgrounds for your car or truck.
Senior Picture Ideas for Guys – Soccer
Soccer is a way of life for Sioux Falls Washington high school senior Trent Hunking. So it was only natural to do a location photo shoot on the soccer fields at the Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls. Trent plays soccer virtually year around and is on both the Sioux Falls Washington soccer team and the Dakota Alliance team. We started with some traditional “guy with soccer ball” poses and then some action shots of Trent. This image, titled “Flying Header”, really shows Trent’s athletic ability. It took multiple attempts to get this setup just right and Trent looked like he had been playing soccer all afternoon by the time we got done.
I hope this has your creativity stimulated to come up with some creative picture ideas for guys of your own. In my next article I’ll be covering why it’s such a good idea to bring your girlfriend along to your senior portrait session.