When to book your Senior Photographer



So,  when should you book your senior photographer?

 Answer?  While you’re in your Junior year.

I guess that you may ask why?  Why would you book your senior photos in your junior year?   That’s an easy one. SENIOR YEAR IS BUSY!

If you think that any other year of school has been hectic and crazy busy then just wait until this last year of school .

There are so many things to get done before your senior leaves for college.  There are visits, and applications, and so many things to complete.

There are senior year activities that your senior doesn’t want to miss.. there are after school activities that they can’t miss ! There are grades and exams and college entrance tests..   tired yet?  Get ready, this year flies by.

So if you are finishing up your junior year,  NOW is the time.  Booking now gives you and your photographer time to establish a relationship. It gives you time to bring your photo dreams into a plan. It gives you space to develop the dream of what you want your photos to look like . It also gives you a choice of the best dates that meet your schedule.  Did you know that some of the school photos are due almost immediately when the Senior Year starts?  crrrrunch time 🙂

ThomasDale Senior portraits

Our future is in good hands.

Our future is in good hands.

DSC_2496finished DSC_2569-finished DSC_2589finished DSC_2632_pp DSC_2739-finished DSC_2821-Edit DSC_2846_ppOh  I love High School Football games..I’ve been to many Thomas Dale football games over the years.. I’ve sat in the bleachers and cheered on the team.  Maiya is Thomas Dale Senior.. and she’s the total package!!!  This athletic, cheerleading, scholarly, beautiful young lady…. well.. what can I say about her?

She has already been accepted into several colleges.. because her gpa is through the roof.   oh… and did I mention her smile?  It brightens up a room… and it’s continuous!  Her natural facial expression is a smile. There aren’t many people like that, and I’m not even sure how to do it. I know when I’m thinking or working people will ask if I’m mad about something.. I chew my lip.. frown.. and do all kinds of things that aren’t becoming. This young lady smiles even as she talks to you.. When we first met she walked up shook my hand and hugged me.  All of these things mean so much to me. My connection with my upcoming senior high school students is one of  the most important things in my photography. It warms my heart.. and it restores my faith that in this country we are doing something RIGHT.  I am so tired of all the negative… .We do have something wonderful here people…

Most of my seniors this year are from the public school system.. even at the age of 17 they have plans for college.. Most of them have jobs or they volunteer at hospitals.. or they are involved in things that help other people..  like working at a homeless shelter. How many of us as adults do these things.

Maiya’s mom is a Registered Nurse who delivers babies. She has four girls, and she works long hours ( trust me I know )   and her kids are wonderful. She went to nursing school with two children and a third one on the way… SO PEOPLE LISTEN UP….  It is what you do at home with your children that matters most. Love for others, Discipline, faith, honesty, integrity, are characteristics that a child has instilled upon them before they even enter the school building. These parents are doing it right… the schools are doing it right.. If you ask any one of my seniors this year if they love school.. they will say YUP!

These kids are the USA…. they make me smile.

Ok  I’m off my bandwagon now..  and a very happy birthday to Miss Maiya!  I hope you have a wonderful senior year… I loved doing your photos!