When To Book Senior Photos

As a high school senior photographer I get asked a lot, “When should I book senior photos?”

Here are some questions to help you decide when you want to book:

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When are my yearbook photos due?

Most schools (definitely Lincoln Public Schools) require all senior yearbook photos to be submitted by the end of October. We encourage you to book early because when you wait until August & September we often have very few spots left. Many choose to book as early as April & May.

Booking early ensures you get the date and time that works best for you. But, we always try to be accommodating so if you book early and need to change your date as it gets closer, we’ll do our best to make that happen.


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What locations would I love?

You’ll want time, once you book, to choose the perfect location(s) for your session. The location helps communicate who you are and send the vibe you want to send with your photos.

We love working with our clients to find locations that show off their unique personalities whether that be out in nature, somewhere urban, or some place unique and fun like a state fair or a dance studio!


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What details do I want to include?

You’ll also want time between your booking and your senior photo session to get the details ready. Do you want photos with your pet, cheer photos, dance photos, photos with your instrument or in a team jersey? You’ll want to be sure you have time to get those things ready.


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How long will it take to get my images after my session?

Once your senior session has happened we will edit your photos to make you look your absolute best. We need two to three weeks of time to work our magic.


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What senior products do I want to order?

Once you have your fabulous photos here are the timelines on how long it will take to receive the fun products you order:

  • Wallets
  • Photo albums
  • Graduation party decorations + guest book/poster
  • Anything else we want them to order

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How much flexibility do I need?

You’ll want to also include some flexibility in your timeline especially if you have a busy schedule. We live in Nebraska so you never know what the weather will do!

When you book your session early, we have the most flexibility for rescheduling as needed. Once we get late in the senior photo season, it gets much harder to move the date around.


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Do I want a discounted session?

If cost is an issue, it pays (literally!) to book early! When you book your senior photo session to take place in April, May or June we offer an early session discount of $50 off your senior package.

We are already booking senior portraits so to book now or ask us any questions about senior photos CLICK HERE.


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We provide:

  • Senior photos in Lincoln
  • Senior photos in Omaha
  • Senior photos in Fremont
  • Senior photos in Wahoo
  • Senior photos in Ashland
  • Senior photos in Waverly
  • Senior photos in Ceresco
  • Senior photos in Milford
  • Senior photos in Elkhorn
  • Senior photos in Beatrice
  • Senior photos in Hickman
  • Senior photos around Nebraska and we’re also willing to travel!
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