Senior pictures are a wonderful form of self-expression that is fun to make and even better to look back on for years to come. You will more than likely get a few poses taken, some to enlarge and frame and still others to hand out and share with friends and family. No doubt this is an exciting time to celebrate!
With that said, I would like to take a moment and go over a few important things that need to be accomplished in a timely manner.
First, please thoroughly go over the SJHS Senior Portrait Guide below. In it, you will find detailed instructions on everything you need to know to get this special task completed. In addition, please share this guide with your photographer prior to beginning your photo session so you can guarantee your photographer will be able to best serve you. This small action could save you from having to do a reshoot i.e. saving you both time and money. I can’t tell you how important this step is.
FYI: I have also included a list of Photographers for your consideration who have serviced SJHS Seniors in the past. This list is only a suggestion and you may use your own professional Photographer if you so choose. Conversely, if your photographer is not on the list in the guide ask them if they would like to be and I will add them, just have them send to me their business information.
STUDENTS: This is your time to shine! Your time to be proactive in the entire process! Ownership of the pictures and their submissions rests upon your shoulders! Make sure you are checking in with me once your photographer takes your picture to make sure it was actually sent. I or the Yearbook Staff should not have to chance you down for your Senior Portrait!
Second, photographers typically send the portraits directly to me at Portraits@sjhsknights.com. From there the Yearbook Staff inserts them into the Yearbook using an online website that digitally formats each picture to the proper page. This is time-consuming work and so I ask that you meet the deadline for submission which is Friday, December 2, 2022.
Third, should the portrait that is submitted to me not meet the specifications listed in the SJHS Senior Portrait Guide, we reserve the right to reject or edit it. If an appropriate picture is not submitted, your student will not be represented on the Senior Class pages.
Welcome Seniors! We are headed into another exciting year as we began the Senior Portrait Process! Below you will find all the portrait requirements that are nonnegotiable.
SENIOR PORTRAITS MUST HAVES: Photographer Instructions:
SENIOR PORTRAIT DRESS CODE: Student & Parent Instructions
The school reserves the right to refuse any senior photo it deems unacceptable or does not meet the above criteria!
Since you can choose your own photographer, it is important that you follow the dress code. Remember some things your photographer thinks look appropriate may not be appropriate for the yearbook. Please give a copy of this document to them so they know what is expected.
DEADLINE: July 2022 – December 2, 2022 – Senior Portraits: Senior Portraits are due to Mr. Stark no later than Friday, December 2, 2022. This is the FINAL DATE! If a portrait is not received by this date, you will not have a picture the yearbook! BE ON TIME! Email portraits to Portraits@sjhsknights.com.
St. Joseph High School Senior Portrait Information
LIST OF PHOTOGRAGHERS:
SENIOR ADS – FYI: I will be sending out the Flyer in August once school starts. It takes Jostens a minute to get all the functions set up in the software for this upcoming year. Traditionally, I will send out Josten’s advertainment letter in August for the Senior Ads and I will send monthly reminders each month thereafter. In it, you will find instructions on how to submit the pictures and text you would like to have in the ad. Remember, you are submitting this directly to Josten’s Ad Group online, so the school is not part of that process. There is usually a discounted rate until mid-October after that prices climb by around $50. However, this again is up to Jostens as they control pricing and the submission process.
CONCERNING THE CONTENT OF YOUR ADS: Senior ads should reflect the student’s personality and document who they are at this exciting time in their life. Since it’s going to be immortalized in the yearbook, it also needs to look good so below I have included some helpful hints that will go a long way in making your Senior’s Ad an epic one!
What should you write to your senior in their ad?
Here are some wording samples that are specific to graduating seniors.