When Is the Best Time to Book My Senior Photo Session?
There is no single answer to when you should book your senior portraits photo session, but there are several variables to consider.
Start by looking at your availability. You won’t realize just how little time you have until you try to schedule a photoshoot into a busy senior year. Before you know it, it’s a month until graduation, and you don’t have a date for your senior session yet.
Many extra-curricular activities take place in the fall, leaving very little time for a senior photo session. If you are more involved in sports such as softball, spring is a difficult season to plan around.
One goal is to not be stressed before or on the day of your senior session – it will show in your photos. On the day of your shoot, you want to be relaxed and enjoy every second.
Outfits play an integral role in the overall style of your shoot. If you want to wear a beautiful boho outfit or a bright sun dress for your senior session, shooting in winter isn’t quite going to work.
Get a clear idea of the style you would prefer before you choose a date for your photo session.
Your location will also fit in with the theme of your shoot. However, not all locations and settings look good at certain times of the year. Want an urban shoot? This works at almost any time of the year. Prefer to take photos at a local park? Spring and Fall create the best backdrops.
There really is no right or wrong time to schedule your shoot, you just need to plan for it. The minute you have an idea of what your senior schedule will look like, start selecting a few dates – you won’t regret it!