It’s late February 2017 but I’ve been thinking about the Class of 2018 already! Know why? NOW is the time to book your senior pictures. Yes really!
I know it seems too soon. You’re still a junior so you shouldn’t think about it yet right? WRONG! You can’t book too early. Depending on the photographer you want they could already have limited dates for the peak season. Not sure which season is the peak? It’s the summer before your senior year.
Here are some things to consider when looking for your senior photographer:
- Photography Style
Look up local photogs on social media by searching hashtags like #’yourtown’seniorphotographer or #’yourhighschool’seniorphotographer. Who’s style stands out to you? Are their pictures light and airy, heavy and contrasty or all over the place? Photography is subjective so it’s all about how you want your final images to look. (And if the photographers style is all over the place be careful! You may not get the images you want! eek!)
In photography you’ll find a wide range of service. From no service photographers that email you a date and time to meet them all the way up to full service photographers that offer consultations, guides to prepare you for the shoot on what to wear and how to pose, and personalize the entire photo shoot for you. (I’m the full service kind if you weren’t sure.)
Booking your senior pictures in the Spring of your Junior year is ideal to get the photographer you want on the date you want. The closer to the end of summer you get the more likely you won’t get one or both of those things. My calendar opens beginning of April for the Class of 2018 but if you happen to know one of my Senior Squad girls you can get on the calendar early! And early is best!
Notice I didn’t say to compare prices for photographers? That’s because every photographer offers different products, collections and prices. Some photographers only offer digital files for you to do your own printing and other provide prints from a professional lab. Some offer very few prints for little money and some offer lots of prints for more. You can’t compare the two on price because they have different values. I offer 3 collections, one with just prints and two that have all the digitals in addition to professional prints and products. In my top collection you will get a Lookbook, it’s a magazine of all your images that I design for you. It’s by far my most popular item because it is so unique! I mean who doesn’t want a magazine of all their images? Way cooler than an album.
Talk to your classmates, current seniors and your parents to see if they have any suggestions for your photographer. There are lots to choose from in the Portland area. I’d love to be one of the photographers you consider. Shoot me an email or text and we can set up a consultation to talk more about what you want from your senior pictures. Above all else I want you to have an amazing senior portrait experience whether its with me or another photographer.
Hope this helps!
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