When is the best time to book your family photo session?
Family photos are something that most families don't think about until Christmas rolls around, then EVERYONE is looking for a photographer to capture images for their Christmas cards. In order to beat the rush and book with a photographer you LOVE it is best to contact them at least a month or two ahead of time.
If you are like most people and like to take your family photos in the fall, the best time to book your session is mid - late summer. Most photographers start booking clients months in advance, and weekends are the first spots to go. It is important to contact them about their availability sooner than later so you can pick your ideal date and time. Once you pick a date you like, you will more likely need to pay a deposit to hold your session time and date. This will guarantee that you reserve your spot.
If you are a family looking for a greener more lush background, you might want to hold off until early Spring. The months of April and May tend to be the best for a colorful and green backdrop, which means you should book around the months of February and March. These months do not tend to be as busy for outdoor photographers, so you should have little more flexibility, but better safe than sorry.
Depending in when you'd like to book, It is a very good idea to mark your calendar now and set a reminder to book your upcoming family session. By doing this you will get ahead of the rush and increase your chance of booking the time slot you wish, giving you more time to plan and prepare outfits for everyone to look their best!