Congratulations!! You have made it through three years of high school and after the summer break starts the long awaited senior year. I’m sure the only thing on your mind right now are all of the fun things you’re planning for your summer break, and getting your senior pictures taken is probably not on that list.
You are planning your last full summer vacation that might include taking a trip of a lifetime or working a summer job or just taking it easy sleeping in, going to the beach and hanging with your friends.
These are all great. But, oh wait, you have to take your senior photos for the yearbook, and there is a deadline. But you might be thinking, “I have until August 12, and that is plenty of time to get it done. No rush.”

Here is a scenario that we see so often:

Fast forward to August 1
Wow, where has the time gone. I haven’t taken my senior photos yet so let me call now and schedule my appointment. What? You are all booked up? That can’t be, because I have a deadline! So the only appointment I can get is at 8 a.m.? That’s crazy early! I need to get my hair and makeup done before the photo session. Now I feel rushed and I wanted to try out a new hairdo and have this great makeup artist who wanted to try something new. Fine! I’ll take the appointment and just make it work.

Fast forward to proof pick up

This is not me! I hate my hair, my face looks painted on and I look uncomfortable. This can’t go into the yearbook. I want a redo! What do you mean there is no time for a redo? I can’t have this picture in my last yearbook!
If you want to make your senior photo shoot a great and successful experience it takes certain steps on your part to make this happen.

So what should I do right this moment?

  1. Schedule your photo session now before the summer is over and there is a big rush for the deadline. You will have a greater choice for a specific date and time.
  2. Even if you are not planning to take your photo until later in the summer, book your appointment now.
  3. For those who have a fall deadline keep in mind when school starts, the appointment times are limited to after school hours.  It is even more difficult when you have after-school activities such as practice, games and clubs. Saturday appointments are available, but those book up first.
  4. If you are thinking of taking pictures with your friends, schedule that appointment now because it takes even more effort on your part to plan for a time when all of you can come together.
  5. Get inspired! Take a look at our Senior Portraits Portfolio to get ideas on poses, styles and more.