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WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE SENIOR PICTURES?



The timing for scheduling senior pictures can depend on various factors such as personal preferences, weather conditions, and the specific requirements of your school or graduation timeline. The timing for scheduling senior pictures can vary based on a few factors, so think about the following things when getting ready to schedule:

*Consider Your Schedule: Choose a time when you have a break from school commitments, work, and extracurricular activities. This will give you more flexibility and time to prepare for the photo session. Choose a time that works well for you, taking into account school activities, exams, and other personal obligations. The best time for most seniors is the spring/summer months before school start back up and the senior year gets too hectic.


*Photographer Availability: Popular photographers (like me) have busy schedules, you'll want to book a couple months in advance, so you can pick the ideal date for you, and have time to prepare. Some photographers may offer discounted rates during certain times of the year. If you book your session with me in June, you will get a discount, so just inquire about special pricing.

*Before Yearbook Deadlines: Check with your school to find out the deadlines for submitting senior pictures for the yearbook. Schedule your photo session well in advance to ensure you meet these deadlines. Around us, school deadlines are usually in October.


*Personal Preferences: Consider the look you want for your senior pictures. If you prefer a specific season or backdrop, plan accordingly. Some students also opt for indoor studio sessions, which can be scheduled year-round. If you have a specific theme or style in mind for your senior pictures, choose a time that aligns with that theme. For example, if you love winter sports, winter might be the ideal season.

*Graduation Timeline: If you plan to use your senior pictures for graduation announcements or invitations, make sure to schedule the session with enough time to receive and send out the finished products.



In summary, it's advisable to schedule your senior pictures well in advance, taking into account school deadlines, your personal schedule, and any specific preferences you may have. Aim for a time that aligns with your desired look and the availability of your chosen photographer. Ultimately, the best time to schedule senior pictures is when it works best for you and aligns with your preferences and commitments. Start planning early to ensure you have ample time to choose a photographer, schedule the session, and meet any yearbook or graduation-related deadlines.

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