When should you book your senior portraits?

One of the most asked questions from high school students I get is when should I book my senior portraits?

Well the easy answer to this would be during your senior year of course but it is a little more complicated than that.

Here are the 4 things you should consider when thinking about when to book your senior portraits.

  1. What does your schedule look like? Is there a certain time of year that would be too busy to fit in your senior photos? Also do you need these photos for graduation invitation or for the yearbook and what is the deadline to have those photos in by. Taking into account your schedule and deadlines should be the very first question you ask yourself when thinking about booking your senior photos.

    2. What is your favorite season and is that important to you? Do you want the fall leaves or blossoming flowers in your photos? If a certain season is important to you make sure to take that into account. Also think about what you want to wear and how the seasons will affect that. If you are in love with the thought of wearing neon pink then a fall photo session may not be the right season for you.

3. Do you have a uniform you want to wear? Do you play football, lacrosse, softball or volleyball? If you want to make sure that your uniform is part of your senior portraits make sure to schedule your portraits during that time of year so you will have access to your uniform. Parky’s Pics does offer an update session at a later date that is shorter and a great price if you are wanting your full session a different time of year than your season of sport.

4. When is your photographer busy and available? You should always book your senior portraits at least 2 months ahead of time. Talking with your photographer ahead of time about their availability is always smart. It would be horrible to wait until last minute and decide you want your portraits done on a weekend right in the middle of wedding season.

These are my four tips on what to consider when booking your senior portraits. Do you have any questions for me about senior portraits? Drop them in the comments below,

You may also be interested in this post on what to wear for your senior portraits in the fall https://www.parkyspics.com/blog/whattowearforyourhumboldtcountyfallseniorsession