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Planning Your Senior Photos

Senior photos are such an important and memorable occasion! A fantastic way to commemorate the end of your schooling and to celebrate all the things that make your experience uniquely yours.


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Despite the fun and excitement there can also be a lot of questions. When should you have your photos? And when do you schedule them? How long does your session need to be? What should you wear? And what should you bring? How do you pick some fun locations? And can friends, family or pets come along? So many things to plan! I'm here to help you with each and every one!


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When to have your photos?

There's a few great options for timing your session. It really depends on 2 things: what you want the backdrop to look like and when you plan to use the photos.


If you want a green, bright, vibrant background then the best time to have your session is in the summer from late May through September. By early October you start seeing colors turn a bit more warm and before May the colors aren't in full bloom yet. While summer can be hot there are some great options for your summer session. Check out this post on Summer Sessions for some fun ideas!

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If you're hoping for warm, colorful oranges, reds and yellows then fall time is the time for your session and you want to schedule sometime late October - mid November. This timeline is a bit tighter and harder to predict, but the color and warmth can be worth it! Make sure to schedule these with a bit more notice so that you have plenty of opportunity to get the right