When do you take senior high school pictures? There are a couple answers. Anytime and before mid to late October.
The easy one is the deadline for yearbook shots. For our area, Northern Oakland County, Clarkston, Brandon, Lake Orion, Auburn Hills and Waterford, most schools deadline for yearbook image submission is mid to late October. I think some schools are accepting delivery on CD/DVD (so 1990’s) and I believe all are accepting emailed submission. All the schools have specific and slightly different size and proportion requirements. You should have received some yearbook documents that give you your specific datesYour photographer should easily be able to submit the shots for you. You should give yourself at least a week for image selection and preparation, although it can be done in a couple hours if really needed. Request a confirmation that your student’s image has satisfactorily been received.
The other answer is anytime. Most students start getting sessions booked to shoot anywhere from August through November. August can be warm, but there might be some summer activities you want to include, or you don’t want fall or winter scenes. Late September and through October is always and great time, with the cooling temperatures and fall colors coming. If you are into the white stuff or winter activities, you can schedule a winter session. The only consideration for when is when you need the images. Some families like to include some of the session photography in the students “show off” pages. These pages are typically due a couple weeks after the yearbook deadline.
I have had families shoot sessions as early as July and even as late as the July after the student has graduated. Shooting one this evening.
Mark Kelly, MPKseniors is a Clarkston based portrait photographer. Give him a call to schedule a senior high school sitting 248 238-8611