Senior Year Will Be Here In A Blink!
It’s summer and you’re enjoying the sun, friends and freedom but your Senior Year is coming! In the Portland area, the yearbook deadline is what will determine when you need to have your senior pictures taken. Some schools are early like September and some are due in February of 2020. Check out the list below for your school’s approximate deadline. Specific dates usually come out the first week of school but it’s good to plan ahead now. The closer we get to the start of the school year, the faster my calendar fills up.
When Should You Book?
My best advice is to book your senior pictures no less than one month before your yearbook deadline. We need to have time for editing and time for you to decide which image is perfect for your yearbook. It’s good to have that time in case we need to reschedule due to weather. If you don’t have a month, the minimum would be two weeks.
Let’s say you go to Tigard High School. The deadline is early November, so when should Tigard High School seniors have their pictures taken? No later than the first weekend of October. Know why? Cause October is when our lovely liquid sunshine starts coming back. Plus add in activities, work, busy with school, plus Fall is the busiest time of year for photographers = tough time of year for photos. What if you got rained out that first weekend? (That happens!) Then you’ve gotta reschedule for the next weekend, plus add in a week minimum of editing time for your gallery and then meet up the last weekend of October for your Gallery Reveal & Ordering Session. Whew! Just in time! And you thought you had a month huh!
“I just need one”
Every year someone asks me, “I just need one photo, can’t you just edit one?” Nope. You will want to see all your images so you can decide which photo will be in your yearbook.
Approximate Yearbook Deadlines
Dates are based on previous years. Always double-check with your school to ensure the exact deadline
McMinnville High – September 27th
Hillsboro High School – October 18th
Liberty High School – October 25th
Beaverton High School – November 1st
West Linn High School – November 1st
Wilsonville High School – November 1st
LaSalle High School – November 1st
Lake Oswego High School – November 4th
Lakeridge High School – November 4th
Westview High School- November 5th
Tigard High School – November 8th
Tualatin High School – November 8th
Southridge High School – November 8th
Century High School – November 18th
Sunset High School – November 18th
Glencoe High School – December 2nd
Aloha High School – December 8th
Scappoose High School – December 9th
Newberg High School – February 3rd
Sherwood High School – February 3rd
Do you still need senior pictures? I’d love to chat with you! Shoot me an email before it’s too late! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org