5 reasons to do your senior session in the summer | salt lake city utah high school senior photographer

People often ask me when the best time to have your senior session done…the real answer is whenever you have the time. Don’t miss out on getting senior photos because this time is such a big milestone! But in the best of cases I’m a huge supporter of summer and there are tons of reasons why…some of which were really hammered home this past school year with my own son’s senior photos and announcements.

salt lake city utah senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs girl at her downtown studio

one | your schedule is more open

During the summer months you aren’t as bogged down with classes and athletic responsibilities so you have more available time to get your session in without feeling like you’re going to miss out on life. Trust me, I know that you’re still busy, but finding the time without the extra added stresses of school is a blessing. We can work with the sunset (or sunrise) and makes sure that you have images that you adore and aren’t feeling rushed to squeeze in a session.

Salt Lake City high school senior photographer Carrie Owens photographs happy girl in the canyon

two | the weather is more predictable

Yay for summer…although we do sometimes get a crazy storm here or there you are dealing with a much more reliable situation. We will deal with the heat (not exactly my favorite) but the sun and the light is stunning. We want to take advantage of that! And fewer reschedules due to rain (or snow!!).

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer carrie owens photographs a teen in the canyons

three | you have photos to use all year long

For the seniors that get their images right before graduation they tend not to do a whole lot with the images on social media…but I want to create amazing images for you use in your insta feed all year long. Use your images for holiday gifts for loved ones, use them on your announcements without having to rush at the end of the year when you’re already so over scheduled that it often slips by the wayside. Have a backlog of images that you can use when you’re wanting something amazing on your feed. And if you’re wanting some styled images that really speak to your passions – I am your girl.

Salt Lake City Utah high school senior photographer with beautiful blonde girl at the studio near trolley square


four | my schedule is more open

This fall I will have my oldest in his first year in college and I’ll have my own senior (and a sophomore) so my available session times are limited during the school year to ensure that I give all of my clients my very best. These dates fill up quickly as I am also saving spots for my summer client’s athlete add on sessions (yes – if you book a summer session you get first dibs on a time for your athlete session…and trust me, you want this session!!). Between football games and swim meets and polo games and school work everyone is busy…the summer is so much more laid back, so let’s take advantage of it!!

salt lake city utah high school senior photographer carrie owens photographs East high school football player

five | you’ve got that summer glow

And the carefree look. Your skin is golden, the sun is golden and your smiles are bigger. Fewer responsibilities during the summer months means that your shoulders are relaxed and you’re feeling good. That translates into your images and we will great a collection of photographs that you love.

cottonwood heights utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs swimmer and polo player at the pool


So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get your main session scheduled. And if you’re wanting to add on an athlete session (I highly recommend it!!) we can talk about the timing for that session as well and get your basic timing nailed down. We can easily find time later in the year for your athlete session when the field of choice is open and you have access to your gear, but trying to accommodate both during the school year can be really tough.


Salt Lake City Utah high school senior athlete photographer Carrie Owens photographs senior male swimmer at the pool

Send me a message today and let’s get your session on the books for the upcoming summer months…because before you know it we’re going to be heading into the first day of school. It goes fast and you want to enjoy every moment of it.


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