How To Plan Your Senior Session During Your Favorite Season

Good afternoon seniors and parents! With the 2018 school year coming end I wanted to help out my future seniors with this post about how to choose which season to take your senior photos. As you know each person has a favorite season, mine is fall. I love the colors of the leaves, the style of clothes, the coffee drinks, the cold weather it's all so beautiful to me. When you are deciding which season you want to capture your photos in you want to think about which one is your favorite and why. Think about what draws you to that season the clothes, the weather, the drinks, the food and anything else about that season. I am going to give you tips and examples of which month, what to wear, and what to bring to your session during each season.

I want to start off with spring. Spring is the time of year when everything is in bloom and everything is the most beautiful shade of green. March and April are the best months to take your photos because the flowers are in full bloom and the leaves are such a rich green. You always want to wear pastel colors such as pink, blues, and greens and richer jewel tones such as darker blues, greens, and whites. These colors will stand out against the green in the trees and compliment the colors of the flowers really well. 


Summer is the time of year when you can cut loose and have fun. In New Mexico, our State Fair is during the summer and it is an amazing place to take your photos with all of the lights, rides, and stands. July and August are the best times of the summer to schedule your session you always want to wear bright colors to stand out against the colorful backdrop. This is also a time where you can be a little bit more casual. The summer is the time to have fun and kick back and not stress. 

Beautiful senior session in the Jemez mountains on a calm road, and a session with red chili in Old Town Albuquerque.
So much color and the State Fair, and fairy lights on the fares wheel.
Beautiful green trees with yellow flower petal to give some color, and beautiful park session with the editor of the Volcano Vista yearbook.
All of the colors!
Summer park session, and session in the Enchanted Hills Bosque entrance with lots of green.
Blue, purple, green, fried food, coke-a-cola, are the most amazing things about the fair.
Session in the center of Old Town on this beautiful stair case, and a session in the Bosque with green leaf wall and sunflower.
In the trees and on a stair case.
I love the bright lights of the Mary-go-round and the fares wheel the make some of the most beautiful photos.
Letterman jacket, field of wild flowers.
The colors of the New Mexico State Fair.
This senior wanted an 80's look to her hair and her outfit, note the guns and roses t-shirt, this senior is a little more traditional and wore a beautiful button up with a navy skirt.
This pink dress complimented her girly side so well and just looked stunning on her! This blue door is my favorite color and is in Old Town.
There were so many beautiful trees in the bosque and the park that added the perfect back drop and props.
I loved all of the colors in these locations.
The pink and the green complimented each other so well, and I love how the red chili stands out against the green!

Fall is the time of year that many girls love. It's the time for colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, dark colors, and colder weather. During the fall you want to wear reds, maroons, yellows, browns, forest greens, oranges or any dark color. These colors compliment the colors of the leaves and stand out in a beautiful way. The best time to get the most beautiful colors is at the beginning of October. This is when the leaves are the most beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. In Albuquerque, we have this huge event every October called The International Balloon Fiesta. People from all over the world come to Albuquerque to fly their balloons for ten days during this amazing festivle. It is one of my favorite olaces to shoot and if you want to have your senior session there you will not be disapointed in the final result. 

Sitting on a fallen tree branch with a beautiful red dress and riding boots, and laying down in a pile of yellow leaves in a teal top.
Fall leaves make the perfect background.
This beautiful red bush cast a very different but pretty color onto her, and this senior wore her senior hoodie.
Golden hour cast such a beautiful light when you back light your subject, and branches hanging down make a beautiful golden backdrop.
The light in the fall is the most beautiful golden color.
Beautiful cozy fall session in the bosque with her pup.

Winter is my favorite season and my favorite season to take photos! There is just something about the white of the snow and how you have to bundle up to stay warm it's so beautiful to me. When you are taking photos in the snow you always want to wear either really bright colors or very dark colors to stand out against the white of the snow. You want to stay away from very pale colors and white so that you don't blend in with the snow. This is the perfect time to break out a beanie and scarf so you look like a model. My local seniors, the best place to get the best snow is up near the crest of the Sadia Mountains during the end of January early February that is when Albuquerque receives the most snow.  

Beautiful session in a red dress in the woods of Colorado, and a snow filled session in the Sandia Mountains.
In the green forest with beautiful pine and aspen trees, and throwing snow in the Sandias.
Laughing photos are always the best photos.
Fun in the snow.
The red dress stand out so well against the snow and so does the teal shirt.
Pink and blue stand out so well against the white backgroud, and this grey and black outfit is so cozy and warm.
Looking over your shoulder is one of my favorite poses.
The snow brings so much joy!

I hope that all of this information has helped you and that you will be fully prepared to plan your senior session to the fullest!