My attitude about casual portraits is that they are more than snapshots. They are location or event specific portraits that encourage total immersion. In some cases, these events happen only once in a lifetime; a family reunion, a senior portrait, a special sporting event, graduation, or even just a get together with friends from far away. Casual portraits allow me to be more of a spectator (and less of an instigator), which for many of my subjects means that they can just relax and have fun.
Senior portraits are typically scheduled for the end of summer and early fall. For seniors looking to get a jump on things, we do a few special senior portraits early in the springtime. Scheduling can be tough so getting a session scheduled early makes a huge difference!