This one is for all the high school seniors and parents!

Senior photos are one of the best things about senior year!! please Don't let them stress you out... we're here to help!

Every Senior season we get ready to kick off the fall fun and notice the same trend. Panic! This doesn't have to be the case parents!! Surprisingly enough, over the last few years we have noticed most senior parents have something in common (not all, but most) and that’s overwhelm! Just being honest here. And this is something that brings a ton of last minute rush. We get countless inquires from senior moms asking if it's too late.. are we booked, is there enough time to get the photos to the yearbook and so on. This blog is to help with those questions and get you all in the game so you can be one step ahead of all those senior year events!

How to plan your senior photos and when! 

So the thing is, if you haven’t already had a child graduate you may not be aware of the timeline of events and how soon everything comes at ya! A recent convo with a senior dad got me to thinking, a ton of parents think that if the yearbook is given out in the spring or summer after graduation they have plenty of time to prepare photos to submit. Well friends, this is the misconception that tends to whirl the panic. Most schools have a submit date for photos pretty early in the school year. For instance we live in Mars, last school year they needed all senior photos submitted by Nov. 18th in order to be printed in the yearbook. 

If you have a teen in the house going into their senior year this fall and this sets in your panics mode… don’t let it! This means we still have plenty of time to get you on the calendar and your photos back and submitted before the deadline! All you need to do is reach out and make sure we have the perfect date set and ready to go, the rest of the planning is easy!

If you have a teen who is going into junior year this fall and your reading this…. Now is the perfect time, believe it or not to grab a date for next year, especially if your teen wants fall photos! The sweet spot in timeframe to book your senior photos is in spring of junior year. I know as a mom we never want to think of these big events before we have to, our kiddos grow up way to fast. But trust me when I say this is something you want to plan ahead. Plus, if you have a teen girl you know it could take months to narrow down her outfit choices. 😂 Lucky for you mama, we have a fantastic style guide to help out with that! 

Things to remember when booking your senior experience. 

  • Book ahead- this means session date, hair make up, all the things. Rushing causes stress and the key is to keep that out of the entire experience! 
  • Keep sports schedules in mind- if you don’t know their schedules ahead of time it’s a good idea to choose a Sunday. Sunrise sessions on a Sunday rarely interfere with anything. 
  • If your senior plays a sport and wants to incorporate photos on the field, tack or pool ect. We will need time to get permission and ability to enter. 
  • Location is up to you however, we are more than happy to hop on the phone and chat about your senior photo dreams to help choose a location with a vibe that suits their vision and personality!  
  • We offer cap & gown mini sessions after graduation so if your dreaming of photos in the cap & gown don’t worry that’s always a great add on and will be discounted when booked with your senior experience.