When To Start Thinking About Booking Your Senior Pictures, Alpharetta Photographer, Jena Golden
Sep 23, 2019 | By: Jena Golden
Here's a question we get all the time: When should I book my senior session?
The answer: The sooner the better!
Honestly you can never book your session early enough. At our studio we book 4 to 6 months in advance, sometimes even a year in advance for prime summer & fall dates. Heads up! Most of the school holidays go first if you are hoping to not miss school :)
There are a few things to consider when scheduling your custom senior session:
Yearbook deadlines (these come earlier than you'd think)
Sports schedules (summer practices for fall sports can be crazy)
Graduation parties (grad announcements are usually designed in February to get them out by late March / early April)
Depending on what school you attend and whether or not you are planning to purchase a yearbook ad, the deadline could be as early as September. I know it is super early at Forsyth County High School Schools. This makes it even more important to book a spring (yes, while they are still juniors) or an early summer session!
If you plan fall sports with heavy summer practice schedules you may want to consider booking your session even before junior year is over. Senior sessions in April and May are awesome! The weather is so nice!! And you will be able to check this senior year to do off your list early. Our senior mamas who book these spring sessions tell me over and over again how glad they were to do it even if it was a little early because they got to relax and enjoy senior year with their kiddo.
Now, if you want to wait until the spring of your senior year please keep in mind that you may want to send out graduation announcements in late March / early April. It's doable but can be stressful. Just keeping it real with you guys! Coming from a mom who has gone through senior year and one who has seen soooo many other moms come through our studio doors . . . . you DO NOT want to wait until the last minute to book your session and have announcements designed on time to send out :)
Along the lines of keeping it real, when to book is not nearly as important as WHO to book.
If you haven't had a chance to read over this blog post about choosing the right photographer for your senior I would encourage you to do that. I'm laying it all on the table and hopefully will give you all sorts of ideas to think about when hiring your senior photographer.
If you happen to choose us then let me be the first to say "heck yeah!" (haha) We get a little excited over here ;)
And if we aren't the "one" for you we're still cool and wish you the very best and most awesome senior year ever!!!
If you ever have any questions about senior pictures don't hesitate to reach out. We're always happy to help!
Ready to book a custom senior session? We would love to work with you to create your senior photos! We serve clients all over the metro Atlanta Georgia area: Cumming, Gainesville, Milton, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Marietta, Roswell . . . just about anywhere around Atlanta! We'd love to have you as one of our high school senior clients!