Why you should book your North Florida senior photography session early!

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July 21, 2021

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Senior Info

I am going to drop some crazy info for you {and your parents}… Senior year is BUSY! Between studying, and sports seasons, and all the normal high school stuff, you are adding applying to colleges, writing essays and all the extra stuff that goes along with that final year! Take it from someone who just finished up their own kids senior year- its a fast paced roller coaster ride, and second semester is even faster!

So, when should you book your senior photos?

So, when should you book your Jacksonville or St. Augustine senior photos?

The short answer is: NOW!

I get asked this question all the time and the truth is…it’s never too early to book your session. Here are some things to consider, when planning for your senior pictures: 

Dates book fast…as in REALLY fast! Often times, I book 2-4 months in advance and prime weeks and holidays go first. Sometimes I do have a last-minute cancellation, but better to be prepared and have your date (and back-up rain date) in place as soon as possible. 

You get to pick your perfect season…and Summer is HOT and rainy! For most of my clients, shooting in the summer is not the optimal plan {can you say makeup running down your face} and rain every afternoon doesn’t help! This means you will want to shoot in the school year, around your sport, and your personal busy season. By mid summer I am usually 30-50% booked for Fall and early winter. In Florida, we don’t really have a winter, so this is the optimum time to shoot, and these dates are the first to go! By booking during the summer, we can plan for that fall shoot, but avoid the heat!

Your senior spring is busy! By the time you know WHERE you are going to college you are in the tick of your busiest part of your senior year… and it’s also the time a lot of parents and students decide they want their senior photos. This makes selecting a date really difficult- it also creates a time crunch for all the great stuff you will want for the end of your year- your album, your invites & announcements, and your senior sign! By shooting early, you will be able to plan for all the awesome items! But, you want that college T-shirt and cap & gown, I get it! At KHP we offer boomerang sessions, and we offer complimentary cap and gown sessions for all our KHP sessions! This way you can still get updated images, but without all the stress of a full spring session. Book by September 30th and you spring boomerang session is complimentary!

Weather in Florida can be unpredictable, so making sure that we book a date for your session AND a back up rain date, is super important. Doing so early will ensure you have the pick of the days available and you can fit your schedule better and plan for the season you want!

A great senior session requires planningthis means shopping, coordinating dates, and planning your locations. By booking early you get a head start on all this! Your senior photo shoot should be low stress, and fun, but part of that takes planning and organization {don’t worry, this is where we come in}- BUT you need the time to get it done! I can do a lot, but I cant out more hours in the day {I wish}!

But what about your yearbook photo90% of the local schools use a specific studio that does your drape and tux photos, and getting those done early is best! But, here at KHP we pride ourselves in telling YOUR story! We offer a revolutionary senior experience that is FUN and CUSTOM not ordinary. Get that yearbook photo done, so you know you can cross that off your list, and then plan your dream shoot! This year is once in a lifetime, one your have waited 12 years for, don’t settle for photos that look like yearbook photos! Read more here on the difference between yearbook photos and a custom session.

  1. Brandi says:

    This is great advice for when to book a senior session! It really is never too early! And your images are amazing!

  2. Andrea says:

    I just love that relaxed, comfortable, confident pose you always manage to get your seniors in for their photos! I am sure it is because you have worked with them and prepared with all of these great tips, and they are showing you the confidence that you have earned as their trusted photographer. Great Senior Photography Sessions. I really love your work!

  3. Jeanine says:

    KHP Senior Portraits are fabulous. Thank you for all the information you have shared. You can see how you put your heart and soul, and so much talent into your senior portraits.

  4. Jodi Major says:

    Not knowing when to schedule your senior pictures is a pain. This blog about why you should book your senior photography session early is perfect and really explains getting the best date for your senior!

  5. Candace Miller says:

    Great post with fantastic information for high school seniors to use for scheduling! I want to book a session and I’m not even a senior! hahah!

  6. Keith Haynes says:

    Beautiful work and great advice to seniors and their parents.my son just finished his senior year and it is amazing how fast the year went by.

  7. Shunta says:

    Such great information for booking early with your senior pictures and these sessions showcased are beautiful. I am so loving the ice cream one! Love the idea of a boomerang session!!

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