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“Book Your Senior Portrait Session Early: 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait!”

May 10, 2023

senior walking along the jersey shore


Beautiful high school seniors with flowers and nature near the jersey shoreline.
Fun high school senior portraits on a bicycle and laying down in a field of flowers

Get Picture Perfect Senior Portraits: Why Early Booking is Key!

We usually book out about 3-6 months in advance. Yes… THAT EARLY! WHY?!? Because we like to prepare for your senior session in advance so that it isn’t a hurried thrown together mess the day of your session. So that means if you want a Summer/Fall 2023 session, right now is the time to book it!

1. Better choice of dates!

Did you know that most photographers are booked months in advance?  In NJ, on location photography is weather dependent.  This means that photographers only have (at most) late spring though fall to get people on their calendars. Plus, the weather can be pretty unpredictable around here! By booking early, you can secure a date that works for you, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’ll still have plenty of time to reschedule before the cold weather sets in.

sunset at the jersey shore with a high school senior girl

2. Book your stylists!

Spring, summer and fall are prime time for your hair and makeup stylists to be booked.  There are lots of once in a lifetime celebrations that will take up their prime dates such as weddings, graduations, and senior photo sessions!  You might want pre session touchups, highlight application or a mani/pedi too.  Your stylists often books months in advance!  By scheduling early, you’ll have the chance to book your stylist in advance and make sure they’re available on the day of your shoot.

If you want my list of preferred makeup artists, send me a message here.

3. More time to shop!

Choosing your date for senior photos ahead of time gives you time to shop! If you are most of my clients you often shop online.  It gives access to a wider variety of options that you will find in a store.  However, you might need time to send back something that doesn’t fit or the style is not what you were expecting.  Or the dress you are coveting just sold out of your size “like yesterday.”  Shopping early gives you plenty of time to find outfits that fit both you and your style.

New Jersey high school senior walking on beach and on beach path in a white dress, book your senior session early

White dress above on left from Ta Dah in Ocean City

You don’t want this to be a rushed event in your life… take your time, prep for any last minute needs, and have the session of a lifetime!

This is why booking early with me is so important.

To be certain to get the customized senior session you have been dreaming of be sure to book with SGP early!  When we have extra time to plan, it ensures that we can create the perfect session for you without any last-minute stress. We want every detail to be just right, so that the photos we create together will be ones that you’ll be proud to show off. So, let’s get started on making your dream senior session a reality!

Susan Grace Photography contact page link with photo

Susan is a senior portrait and dance photographer who resides in Hammonton, NJ. Her goal is to showcase the personality of each person in front of her lens. She strives to find each person’s uniqueness and makes sure that every senior session is different, never boring. Susan Grace is now booking the Class of 2024. To learn more about being an SGP senior, click here

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