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Questions to Ask Your Senior Graduation Photographer

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Graduation for the class of 2021 is right around the corner, so if you haven’t done senior pictures yet then you’re running out of time! On the other hand, you may be ready to take yours even though you won’t graduate until 2022. Regardless of which situation you’re in, you always want to make sure that you know your photographer well. Our experts at b&b Photography know how to capture this milestone in the perfect way to produce graduation photos that you’ll be sure to cherish forever. Check out this list of less common, but important questions you should ask before booking!

What’s Your Creative Style?

This is one of the best questions to ask your photographer before booking your session! There are so many different photography styles. If the potential photographer has a style that is polar opposite to yours, then you may not like your photos when you get them back. A great way to get an overview of their style is by looking at their gallery of previous sessions for senior pictures. To expand further, you can even ask them how they would describe their style to see if it matches yours! Finding a photographer that has a similar style to you, or one that is able to adapt their style to fit your vision, will mean that your pictures will come out exactly the way you want them to.

How Long Will It Take to Get My Photos Back?

You may have a deadline coming up to submit your photos into the yearbook and need your pictures back within a certain time frame. If this is the case, knowing ahead of time how long it will take to get your photos back is very important! Most photographers book a lot of sessions when graduation comes around and it might take a little longer for them to review, edit, and send your pictures back. Simply asking your photographer will help give you a timeframe for any upcoming deadlines that you have.

How Long Are Your Sessions?

Scheduling a time to book your senior session can be a stressful situation if you wait until the last minute. Finding your photographer and booking with enough time in advance will help you find a day that works best for both of you. You don’t want the session to be rushed or stressful because of time constraints. Ask your photographer how long their sessions are before you book so you can get the most out of your graduation photo session.

How Many Outfit Changes and Locations Will I Get?

As we’ve mentioned previously, planning ahead is one of the most important aspects of your senior pictures. Knowing how many outfits you need to bring, where you will be going, and what each location looks like will help you with this. Many photographers offer various senior packages that differ based on the duration and location of the shoot. Sitting down with your photographer and asking about their senior packages can help you plan and figure out exactly what you want ahead of time.

What’s Your Availability?

Once school starts up in the fall, most photographer’s (and student’s) schedules fill up and it can get challenging to find a date that works for both of you. Between your own school schedule and the number of bookings the photographer has, asking ahead of time about their availability is a great way to plan a time for your senior pictures.
If you are graduating in the spring of 2022 and are ready to take your senior photos, give us a call! b&b Photography is currently offering 75% off of your session fee, through August 31st, for the class of 2022!

For seniors graduating next spring, scheduling your session for this summer will get you a great discount with us! These pictures are memories that you will be able to look back on for the rest of your life. Contact b&b Photography to book your session today!

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