It’s an important, often emotional, moment for any family. It’s both an end of a chapter and the start of a new one. The first time you have a child that reaches his or her senior year of high school, there’s a lot to contend with. Your family configuration is about to change in a huge way. And while you’re contemplating that, deadlines come at you fast, especially if there are college plans. One of the deadlines that I find first time parents of seniors get a bit blindsided by is the senior portrait yearbook deadline. While you can sometimes elect to just use a school picture in the yearbook, many families prefer to have professional senior portraits made to document this important, watershed moment in their kids’ lives – The moment when they’re transitioning from adolescence and family life to independence and a lot more adulting!
I absolutely adore getting to know and spend time with these soon-to-be-grown-ups. We get to celebrate who they are right at the moment and hopefully, help them (and us parents – sniff) remember this time. From those studio or location senior portraits sessions, we make wall art, coffee table books, gift prints for family and friends, graduation announcements, social media posts, and of course, submit one to the yearbook.
Seniors seem to get excited about having beautiful (and photoshopped!) portraits of themselves to share with friends, seeing themselves in a new positive way. Parents often tell me that these portraits are especially meaningful to have at home when their son or daughter moves away.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not totally sure what senior year will look like this year, so I think it’s especially important to celebrate seniors in the ways we can! Beautiful portraits and custom products like our Premium Albums and custom designed graduation cards help mark the moment with the auspiciousness these hard working students deserve. Here’s hoping that the Class of 2021 gets to have more normalcy in their senior year!
What you need to know – high school senior portrait yearbook deadlines for Flagstaff schools, fall 2020 – as of now:
(for seniors graduating in 2021)
12/30/20 BASIS Flagstaff
11/20/20 Coconino High School
11/22/20 Flagstaff High School
11/2/20 Northland Preparatory Academy (NPA)
01/21? Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA)
Those deadlines come up quickly! We schedule portraits for seniors as early in the season as possible, to have time to get everything ready after the session. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com with any questions or to get on our calendar.You can check out some examples of KDI Photography senior portraits here.
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Kristen Dacey Iwai of KDI Photography is a full-time professional portrait photographer based in Flagstaff, Arizona with decades of experience. Making portraits of families, pregnancy, newborns, babies, children, and high school seniors in her downtown studio and on location, she serves clients from Flagstaff, Sedona, Tuba City, Winslow, Payson, Page, Williams, Prescott, Mesa, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona