HEY Class of 2019 – I’m talking to you!
The school year is already over and I’m sure you are all super excited summer is here! This is the time for fun, friends, and maybe a vacation or two. It feels like you have tons of time before you’ll be back in school. But even though that feels forever away – NOW is the best time to go ahead and schedule your senior portraits! Here’s just a few of the reasons why you should CALL TODAY!
1. The School Year is BUSY
The number one reason I encourage my seniors to schedule summer sessions is you are all so busy! You do so many things! From student government to sports, not to mention school work, time with your friends, and even jobs – it can be hard to fit your session in! Summer is when you tend to have the most free time. Once the school year starts up – your schedule is going to get so busy you might not have time for your senior session.
2. Be Ahead of the Game
You may be thinking it’s kind of early to plan and schedule your session, especially if you want your portraits taken in the fall. But actually, boutique photographers, like myself, love having plenty of time to get to know you and plan your perfect senior session. Fall especially is our busiest time of the year! We book up super FAST, and we want to be sure we can fit your session in with plenty of time. So the sooner you meet with us – the easier it is for us to schedule your session and then start the fun of planning all the details!
3. Gorgeous Green Scenery
With all of the rain we’ve been having this spring, summer is going to provide us with the most beautiful, lush green landscapes! I know a lot of people love the idea of fall colors, but it can be hard to time the changing colors of the leaves and if you wait too long – all the color will be gone. In the summer, we hardly seem to lack for color. Whether it’s grassy meadows, leafy forest trees, fields of corn, or blue waters – the color is everywhere this time of year!
4. Longer Days Means More Daylight
In the fall and winter, the sun sets pretty early. We tend to start sessions at 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon during those times of year, which can be difficult with school getting out at 2:30 or 3:00. But in the summer we can shoot much later with the sun staying up until 9:30 pm! This means we photographers have even more flexibility to fit you into our schedule, & it’s also easier to find more convenient times for your session if mom and/or dad want to tag along after they get off work.
5. Unique Opportunites
If you are wanting to schedule something extra special like a session at a beloved vacation home or at nearby beach – summer is the perfect time for those unique locations. Everyone’s schedules tend to be a bit more flexible in the summer so it is a whole lot easier to create something no one else in your graduating class will have. And the more special the location is to you – the more meaningful those senior portraits will be for years to come!
6. He Who Waits, Misses Out
The last reason I have for you today is because I often find that the seniors who don’t at least meet with their photographer in the summer and schedule their session (even if it’s scheduled for the fall) – end up being too busy in the fall. It’s too cold in the winter. Before you know it, it’s spring and you’re graduating and you never had a chance to capture this turning point in your life. Nothing breaks my heart more than a senior who missed out on our awesome senior experience, and doesn’t have anything to look back on and remember how amazing they were at this time in their life!
I know it seems like summer just started and you have tons of time! I know some of you are wanting fall or winter sessions. But this summer is going to zip by SUPER fast! Before you even know it – you’re senior year of high school will be starting, and you are going to be so busy! So let’s make this summer awesome! I want to meet with you, get to know you, and plan a session with you that’s going to capture who you are in all your gorgeous, unique, quirky, fun awesomeness! You’re only a high school senior once! Let’s capture and preserve this fleeting moment in time!