If you’re thinking about booking a summer photo session, here are five reasons why you should book in early summer.
1. MOSQUITOES HAVEN’T YET TAKEN OVER OUR PLANET
It’s basically a given that, in the midwest in the summer, mosquitoes are likely to be a part of your session. In early June, however, we often get ahead of the peak that happens with the heat and humidity of July which help mosquito breeding thrive.
2. TEMPERATURES TEND TO BE MORE MODERATE
June weather is usually pleasant without the aforementioned heat and humidity that July and August bring, providing a more comfortable option that is usually reflected in your images.
3. AVAILABILITY IS GREATER
The rest of the year, school schedules restrict bookings to evenings and weekends, but summer opens up more opportunities in my schedule to book when it works for you, while there is likely more flexibility in your schedule, too.
4. TREES ACTUALLY HAVE LEAVES ON THEM
It makes sense that fall photos are my most requested because fall foliage is incredible, but the honest reality of living in the truest windy city is that more often than not, once the leaves turn color, our notorious wind wipes them out in a day or two, leaving the trees bare for the rest of the year. From late September to late May, leaves are simply not a guarantee. In June, however, trees are always in full bloom, providing lots of color and texture, making nearly any location gorgeous.
5. CALENDAR CHAOS HASN’T FULLY ENSUED
June is full of potential, as July typically fills with summer events and August is occupied with practices and back-to-school preparations (not to mention that we FPS staff go back on August 22 and classes start the 25). Not only that, but should weather require a reschedule, booking earlier rather than later in the summer means it likely won’t be as difficult to quickly find a new time on the calendar.
Are you looking to book a summer session? Let’s get in touch!
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