Ashlie Steinau Photography Senior Portraits

Senior Portrait Advice

Jan 14, 2024


Hey there, parents of high school juniors! Can you believe it’s already time to start thinking about senior portraits? I know, I know – time flies – TRUST ME – my twins are also High School Juniors right now – and the idea of our kids becoming seniors is a bit overwhelming. But fear not, we’ve got your back with a heads-up on what you need to know and plan for with our Senior Portrait advice.

Senior Portraits Advice: Timeline

Senior portraits for the yearbook are typically due in October. That means the bulk of senior portraits are usually taken during the Spring Semester of Junior Year. With winter sports and snowy landscapes dominating January to March, and spring sports taking over from April to June, finding the right time is crucial.
January-March (Winter Sports like snowboarding/skiing, hockey, figure skating, gymnastics, basketball, dance, etc and activities such as art, theatre, music, and more that can be done indoors!)
April-June (Spring Sports – such as Equestrian, Baseball/Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Tennis, Track, etc)
Summer months are great for swimming, beach volleyball, water skiing, jet skiing, and anything else involving the sand surf and sun!
August-September (Fall Sports – such as Lacrosse, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Football, etc)

The Ideal Time for Senior Portraits:

If in-studio isn’t quite your style, May to September is an excellent time for senior portrait sessions. The weather is generally pleasant during these months, offering beautiful outdoor settings on location anywhere important to your Senior and your family. Whether your child is into lush greenery, blossoming flowers, or golden autumn leaves, shooting during this period provides a diverse range of scenic backdrops.

Be Proactive – Book Early:

Photographers tend to book up quickly, especially during the prime months for senior portraits. To secure the photographer of your choice, it’s advisable to start the booking process as early as possible. This ensures that you have ample time to find the perfect fit for your child’s personality and style.
Here at Seniors by Ashlie Steinau Photography, we are even booking current Sophomores for next Spring!

Capture the Essence:

Senior portraits are more than just a rite of passage; they’re a chance to capture the unique essence of your child as they embark on their final year of high school. Encourage them to express themselves, whether it’s through their choice of clothing, location, or activity. The goal is to create a set of images that authentically reflect who they are at this significant juncture in their life. Here at Ashlie Steinau Photography, we offer so much more to honor this milestone in your senior’s life. Specializing in Senior Albums and Wall Art, we guarantee to produce the most beautiful images to hold dear for a lifetime and beyond!

Plan Ahead – Avoid the Last-Minute Rush:

Get ahead of the game – steer clear of last-minute chaos! Planning in advance not only guarantees a stress-free journey for both you and your child but also unlocks the door to creative possibilities. Take the time to discuss potential locations, outfit choices, and themes beforehand, adding a personal touch to the portrait session and enhancing the overall enjoyment.

Embark on the Ashlie Steinau Experience by initiating a phone call that leads to a comprehensive consultation. Benefit from wardrobe and styling advice, with the added perk of complimentary hair and makeup for all our girls as part of their senior experience. Every detail, from start to finish, is tailored to create unique heirloom senior pieces. Remember, meticulous planning is the secret sauce to savoring each moment of this enchanting and unforgettable journey!

Remember, this is a momentous occasion, and these portraits will become cherished memories for years to come. So, don’t let the hustle and bustle of senior year catch you off guard. Take a deep breath, embrace the excitement, and start planning those senior portraits today!

Before you know it, you’ll be looking back at these images with pride, celebrating the incredible journey your child has undertaken throughout their high school years. Here’s to capturing the essence of this unforgettable chapter – one snapshot at a time!

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