How to Choose the Best Time to Schedule Senior Pictures

Senior pictures are important; after all, they commemorate one of the most important years in your or your child’s life. So, when it comes to getting that special portrait session on the calendar, you definitely want to make sure you get a premium time slot. Here are some key things to consider when you’ve got a senior session on the horizon!

Consider the climate

The mantra “location, location, location,” is not just for real estate. It’s also a key factor when choose the best time to schedule your senior pictures. For example, if you live in Southern California, you’re likely to have more than half of the calendar to choose from when it comes to great weather for an outdoor shoot. However, if you live in Minnesota, you might only be able to count on the summer months! Of course weather is never a sure thing, but if you live in a state with a smaller (or very temperamental) window for great outdoor weather, then book your session early and strategically for the best chance of a successful outdoor shoot.

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Consider the Senior Year schedule

If you’ve never been through it before, you may be surprised by how crazy busy senior year can be. From beginning to end it will be packed full of special senior-only events and poignant “lasts.” With all those can’t-miss moments and memories to capture, it’s best to schedule your senior photo session early (maybe even before the school year starts) to ensure you won’t run out of time to get those precious portraits done! Contact me now, even a year in advance, and I’ll be happy to make sure you’ve got a spot on my calendar that will fit into that special busy year.

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Consider your hair and makeup needs

Does your senior have a special hair stylist who makes him or her look amazing every time? You’ll want to get on their calendar too, before or as soon as you determine the best time to schedule senior pictures with me. Can’t be scrambling last minute for a quick cut from a total stranger at the last minute, right?? (Photoshop can’t fix a bad haircut!)

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In short…the best time to schedule your senior pictures is NOW! Don’t miss out on the ideal weather, time, and look for your senior portraits simply because you haven’t planned ahead. Your classmates from schools all around your area are scheduling their sessions, so be proactive and get the date set for the senior session of your dreams and photos that will commemorate one of the best and biggest milestone years in a person’s life.


  1. Kysha Easley on May 22, 2019 at 4:18 am

    Im intrestet in senior photos.

  2. Suzie on August 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I’m interested in getting senior pics for my daughter.

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