4 Seasons Senior Session

Senior portrait sessions can take place ANY SEASON of the year!

Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter!  While a great majority of seniors choose to schedule their photo shoot during popular seasons such as summer or fall, senior portraits can be photographed during other times of the year too!

Here’s a look at what you can expect for your senior portrait session for each SEASON!

 

Spring

Spring sessions are beautiful because everything is green, and blooming!  And the flowering spring trees in early May are gorgeous!  I recommend spring sessions in late April through mid May.   It's not uncommon for seniors to come back the end of their senior year for a mini session for prom or during the spring blooming season.  This is such a fun way to document your last year of high school!

 

Summer

Summer portraits are the most popular time for many seniors because their school and activity calendar tends to be a bit more flexible.  The huge advantage for summer is that there is an abundance of daylight!  However, it can be very hot.  For this reason, I schedule all of our summer sessions either early in the morning, or late afternoon and into the evening. 

A few things to consider for summer – if you’re hoping for wild flowers, then choose early summer, preferably June.  Sadly, by August, most wild flowers have fried in the sun and don’t look very pretty.   If you want your senior portraits to feature water, summer is definitely best for temperature.

 

Fall

Fall sessions might be my favorite – all those colors!  Plus, the temperatures have cooled off a bit.  It is impossible to predict when peak fall color will occur, but we recommend the last week in September and anytime during October.  Fall dates are incredibly popular for seniors, families, and weddings. Photographers refer to this as our busy season for a reason – these dates book FAST and early.  If you have your heart set on fall portraits, contact me for your session ASAP!

 

Winter

You might be surprised that yes, I do shoot senior portraits outside in the winter!  And they are incredibly fun!  Many seniors want something unique, and this is certainly a way to achieve it.  Because my calendar is more flexible during the winter months, we can wait for the perfect snow and then go for it!  Or, you can schedule your session for a specific day.  If it’s brown and ugly outside on your scheduled day, no worries!  We'll reschedule for another day when it's covered in snow.  Many seniors choose to add on a winter mini-session for fun, and I love doing that!

Whatever season of the year you choose for your senior portraits, I know you will have an amazing experience!  If you have questions about when to hold your senior session, or want to check and see if I’m available for your desired time, please feel free to contact me!