Every fall and into the winter, photographers experience the largest influx of senior session requests that we see through the entire year.
Even with so many photographers to choose from, it can be difficult to find a photographer that fits your budget, has a style that you connect with, AND has openings that fit your schedule. ESPECIALLY if you wait until the last minute! You know who you are! :)
The other seasons of the year are also spectacular for your senior session - not just the fall! And planning ahead means plenty of time LONG before yearbook deadlines in case anything goes wrong - reschedules due to illness or weather or unexpected emergencies happen!
So, when should you book then?
As summer wanes, and the senior inquiries start pouring in, one word comes up quite often: WILDFLOWERS. And y'all, I am ALL about the wildflower sessions! *heart eyes* However, most years, the wildflowers are dying off by this time (2022 has been a wet summer thankfully, so they are hanging on longer than usual). If your heart is truly set on the following, plan your session in the SUMMER (June, July, early August):
- Someplace with water
- Lush greenery
- Mountains (if you want snow on the mountains, plan for very early summer - no later than early June)
Of course, some DO dream of fall and all of the lovely seasonal things that come with it. Fall is also a better time if you need access to school or district property for your photos! So if the following makes your heart leap and your soul sing (like me, lover of All Things Fall!) then absolutely plan for the fall - but plan ahead, it's the busiest time of year for photographers and weekends especially book fast!
- Fall color
- Boots and sweaters
- Cooler temperatures
- Open meadows of wavy yellow grass
- Seasonal elements like pumpkins, hay bales, and corn stalks
- You envision a warm mug or cuppa in your hands
One challenging element that some chase after in their senior photos is SNOW! Snow creates a truly magical and spectacular scene for your photos. The crisp white all around makes YOU truly stand out and shine in your photos, and as snow photos are not very common, your images will definitely be unique! If the things below sound exciting, then a WINTER or SPRING session is right up your alley! (Why am I lumping winter and spring together? Because here in Colorado, they blend together quite a bit - for the most part, when things green up, winter is done and we're into the summer season).
*** One Caveat to planning your session in winter or spring - it is wise to do these photos in your JUNIOR YEAR to ensure you meet yearbook deadlines! For most schools, if you wait until winter for your session, you'll miss the yearbook deadline, and in Spring it's almost certainly too late.***
- Snowy background
- warm coats, scarves, beanies
- winter sport photos like skiing and boarding
- Holiday elements
- softer, more pastel lighting
Whatever your vision ends up being, it's important to start thinking about this EARLY to bring that vision to life in the best way possible! A good photographer will help you plan your session well to bring those dreams to life and create photos of you that you'll treasure and be proud of for many years to come. So, as you enter 2nd semester of your junior year, really give this some thought, talk with your parent(s)/guardian(s), and begin searching for just the right photographer for YOU!
We are SO excited to celebrate all that you've become and the bright future that awaits you after graduation!