Senior Portrait FAQ


Your child's senior year is finally here! One of the ways that the Peer yearbook likes to celebrate seniors is our tradition of senior portraits. For over 30 years, our Albemarle HS tradition has been to give seniors much larger pictures than underclassmen and to have those portraits be taken outside. 

In order for you to make sure your student is included in their senior yearbook, we've created a FAQ about senior portraits. 

What is a senior portrait?

Senior portraits run in the senior section of the yearbook where each student is photographed outside. This is not the senior ad section of the yearbook where you can purchase space and submit your own photos or baby photos. 


Senior Portrait Samples:

How does my child get their portrait taken?

Senior portraits will be taken on Thursday, October 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Sign up for your time slot here:

Students will report to the library, then go out into the Breezeway and have several poses taken by the photographer from Strawbridge Studio. You will be able to choose the pose you prefer for the yearbook; ordering pictures is optional. Cost: Free! 

Do I have to pay to have a senior portrait taken at AHS?


What should my senior wear?

Something comfortable and casual that makes you look and feel good and follows the AHS student dress code. Students wear everything from dresses or shirts and ties to jeans and t-shirts to football jerseys or band uniforms.

If you want your child in the more formal tux/drape look, the photographer will have those on hand and can take your portrait with them. These portraits will not be included in the yearbook, so make sure you also have one taken outside.

Can I submit a senior portrait from a photographer I hire?

Yes!  Email the picture that you would like to appear in the yearbook to this address  The staff will check the email once a week and send an email confirming that received your picture. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we did not receive the picture and it will not be in the book. Since we will receive a high volume of emails, we ask that you are patient in waiting for a response email. If you do not get a response from us for two or more weeks, then please feel free to email the advisor directly at:

What are the general requirements for photos from an outside photographer?

  • Portraits MUST be vertical
  • Portraits MUST be outdoors, preferably in daylight
  • Portraits should be from either waist-up or 3/4 up. Full-body shots don't let us see your face as well, and close-ups will make your head look ginormous compared to the pictures next to yours.
  • Please try not to include animals or other big props. The photo should be focused on you. Large animals or cars/trucks will usually have to be cropped out in order for the portrait to fit with the others.
  • Outfit must adhere to the AHS dress code 
  • Picture should be you alone, nobody else.

What are the specific photography requirements?

  • Pictures must be 300 ppi resolution.
  • JPG or PNG format
  • RBG color
  • Croppable to 2 x 3

When is the deadline to turn in a senior portrait?

December 2, 2022. 

Please let us know if you have any questions.



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