July 4, 2021

When Should I Book My Senior Portrait Session?

Senior Portraits Are Time Sensitive!

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Such a perfect outfit Maria is wearing in this portrait.

When should I book my Senior Portrait Session?

It is a question we get all the time!  While we know that everyone has just finished up their Junior Year and is looking forward to a much needed break, the summer goes by very quickly.  So, the short answer to “When should I book my Senior Portrait Session?” is–NOW is the time to book your Senior Portrait Session!  Here are a few reasons why:

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Booking early gives you a larger selection of session times. This Senior Portrait Session was photographed in the early evening.

Get First Choice on Senior Portrait Session Dates:

Summer and Fall are our busiest time of year to photograph Senior Portraits for area students.  Our calendar fills up quickly–and you have a deadline for the Yearbook.  By booking your senior portrait session now, you hold a spot to guarantee you will have your photos done in time for your Yearbook submission.

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Get your Yearbook submission in on time!

Summer Days Are Longer:

Longer days = more choices for session times.  It also means we can more easily accommodate your busy schedule with jobs and activities.  We know that many of our clients are working at area restaurants during tourist season or maybe have morning sports practices.  Later sunsets mean we can push sessions later in the day.

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Longer days mean we can better accommodate everyone’s busy schedules.

Beautiful Summer and Fall Weather:

Summer and Fall are a really beautiful time of year to photograph your Senior Portraits.  The colors are lush and vibrant in our corner of Upstate New York.  If you wait too long, lots of times we have some bare trees and lots of brown.

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Summer and Fall give us some great backdrops for Senior Pictures.

Senior Year Is Super Busy:

Between college visits and applications, sports and activities, and sometimes college level classes, many Senior Portrait Clients find themselves very stressed once the school year begins.  Getting your session done before the school year begins leads to less stress and one less thing to worry about.

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Ryan is an aspiring filmmaker, so we included that in a few images.
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If you want wildflowers, there is really only a short period of time to do that.

So let’s book your Senior Portrait Session and start planning for some amazing photos!

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We used the front porch of the family home because of the swing.

Did you enjoy this article on when to book your Senior Portrait Session?  Be sure to read our FAQs for Senior Portraits.  You might also enjoy this post on Maximizing Your Senior Portrait Session.

Be sure to use our Contact Form to get on our calendar or call the studio at (518) 584-4237 today to book your appointment.





Booking your senior portraits is so important! Senior year gets so busy and then all the great photographers are booked. This is a great reminder for all the parents that have teens heading into their senior year!

Wonderful tips for high school seniors on when to book your senior pictures. There’s so much information out there for what to do at this time. It helps to have some good information.

Blackburn Portrait Design

Agee Jodi! Senior Year in High School is a deluge of information so we wanted to make sure we are contiributing in a positive way!

Great advice on when to book senior pictures! I always find the summertime is a much less stress time for seniors and their parents.

Blackburn Portrait Design

Thanks Brandi! Agree the summer is the perfect time for Senior Portraits!

Hi! My daughter is going into her senior year so looking about scheduling! We are looking for sunflower and fall type pictures if possible. Any information on booking is greatly appreciated!

Blackburn Portrait Design

Hi Jessica–you can submit a contact form or give me a call at (518) 584-4237. We also have an FAQ page with Frequently Asked Questions that should answer most of your questions: https://susanblackburn.biz/senior-portrait-faqs-saratoga-photographers/ . Let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with–Susan