You think of your child as the little 3 year old with the head full of curls toddling around the house in their footie pajamas. But in the last week they came home and announced “I’m a SENIOR now!!”. How in the world did that happen? Honestly it feels like it happened overnight. I know this because the last of my 4 daughters said these exact words to me last week and my heart landed in my stomach with a resounding thud.
With the impending senior year comes a million firsts and lasts. First application to college, college visits, last dances and football games. On top of that is a Senior checklist that includes Senior Pictures. I am getting asked on a daily basis now “When should I get my child’s pictures taken?” So let’s talk about that!
There are a number of factors that go into the answer of when you should have your images taken. Think about the following:
*Does your senior play a fall or winter sport? Schedule your session in the summer
*Is your senior involved in creative arts (plays, choir, etc) Schedule your session in the summer
*Consider the tones of your session. Are you hoping for sundresses and sandals or sweaters and scarves? This will determine timing of Summer or Fall.
*Depending on your school, the deadline for the yearbook will become a factor. Many schools will need your yearbook image by November. Also remember that once daylight savings hits the days will shorten and it will be dark by 4:30pm. This will significantly limit scheduling for senior pictures.
Summer Senior sessions will have a particular look to them, they are bright and sunny. They are easier to schedule because weather is less of an issue and the days are longer with fewer scheduling conflicts.
Fall Sessions are equally fantastic… think chunky sweaters and beautiful autumn colors!
Lastly, please know that session times fill quickly. Especially weekend timeslots! Contact me as soon as possible and I’d love to schedule a time to capture this exciting Senior Year milestone for you son or daughter! I can be reached by clicking on the “Contact ” tab here on my website, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (253) 606-4164.