What’s the Best Time of Year for Senior or Family Photos in Houston?

July 20, 2023

The number one question I get asked as a photographer is: what’s the best time of year for senior photos in Houston?

Listen, if you want to optimize senior year and schedule your senior photos at the best possible time, you need to ask yourself two questions:

  1. Are my photos due to the school on a deadline?
  2. Is there a specific season I want captured in my photos?

Are your photos due to the school on a deadline?

If your photos are due to the school for yearbook purposes, your next step is to find out when that deadline is. You can do this by reaching out to the admin office or the lead teacher of the journalism department.

Once you know the due date, schedule your senior portraits to take place 2-3 months before the deadline.

It’s always good to schedule out earlier than you would think. Illness or bad weather play a huge part in delaying photo deliveries. Schedule early so you don’t miss your deadline.

If there is no deadline for the yearbook, then move on to question number 2:

Is there a specific season you want captured in your photos?

If so, the next step is to book your photographer 1-2 months before that season starts so that your date will be available and so you’ll have wiggle room in case of a reschedule for illness or weather.

You might see a trend here: the trick to scheduling your senior photos at the best possible time is to schedule early in the year. When you reach out to your photographer early, you are more likely to get the date and season that you want for your photos.

As a photographer, what season do you recommend?

My favorite season to take photos in Houston? It’s fall. October and November are the premium months to schedule your senior photos. The weather is perfect for either a fall look or a spring, beachtime look. And the fall is when you are more relaxed when it comes to photos. 

POP QUIZ: if you want your photos taken in October or November, when should you reach out to your photographer?

The answer? August and September

Don’t miss out on the absolute BEST season to be photographed in Houston!

Hi, I’m Paige Ramsey, a Senior and Family Portrait Photographer based in Houston, TX.

I love creating a seamless and fun portrait experience that makes people feel special.

Schedule a consult with me and let’s get this party started!

I promise I will guide you through everything!

So contact me now so I can create the best photos for your family or your senior.