READ THE UPDATE SENT TO THE CLASS OF 2025 ON 5/29

Soon-to-be seniors:

Please find the linked senior photos schedule— up-to-date as of around 4 p.m. this afternoon when Barksdale shared it with us. 
 
Please understand that the yearbook advisers/staff do NOT coordinate this schedule—it’s assembled by Barksdale Studios based on your submission to the scheduling link. All appointments are currently full.
If you won’t be able to attend your appointment, please cancel your spot so that someone else can claim it. If you need to CHANGE or CANCEL an appointment at this point. please do the following:
  • Use your personal email address to send an email to service@barksdalephoto.com and COPY (cc) yearbookhaven@gmail.com.
  • In your email, share the details: your first & last name, time of the appointment you need to change or cancel.
  • Be patient. Any changes to the appointment schedule need to be verified with Barksdale. We’ll do our best to follow up.
Please also note the following:
  • All photos will be in the auditorium.
  • This schedule will be shared with your teachers on Sunday night so they can verify appointment times.
  • We’ll have retakes scheduled in the early fall—September 11-12. This will be the only re-take session at Strath Haven.
  • Any students who miss the June 3-5 appointments will have two options:
    • 1) Book a summer appointment on-site at Barksdale Studios in Aston. (LIMITED AVAILABILITY; contact Barksdale directly.)
    • 2) Schedule portraits at the re-take appointments in September. (Retake appointments include only the formal pose, with no opportunity for another retake later if you don’t like the photo.)

Review the information provided below about what to wear, how to prepare, etc.

Get those smiles ready!
-Yearbook Team-

When and where will these portraits happen?

We will have senior portrait sittings ON SITE in the AUDITORIUM at Strath Haven from Monday, June 3-Wednesday, June 5. 

All three dates have sitting times from 7:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

This means you have the flexibility to choose whether you want to take your photos during school, or whether you want to go home, get ready, and come back.

Although there is time to photograph the entire class, the schedule has limited availability at the times you want—and we may not be able to add additional slots. Book your sitting today!

How do I schedule my senior portrait sitting?

EVERY MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 2025 MUST SCHEDULE THEIR PORTRAIT SITTING.

Use the link below to schedule your portraits. Each senior needs to schedule their senior portraits at the time that works best for you. You’re responsible to communicate any missed class time to teachers, and to make up missed work. 

IMPORTANT TIP: When you complete the form, use a non-school email address that you check regularly. Barksdale will send a scheduling reminder to this email address. (Your school email address cannot receive external emails.)

ANOTHER TIP: Please only reserve the time you want, as there are limited spaces. If you sign up for more than one sitting, both of your slots may be canceled! 

How much does it cost?

It’s free! There is no fee for your senior portrait sitting.

Barksdale will send you proofs of your photos after your sitting, and your family will have the option to purchase photos if you choose.

You’ll also be able to choose your 2025 Haven Yearbook photo from the proofs of your formal poses. Barksdale will supply this photo to our yearbook team—again, absolutely free of charge.

What do I wear?

You can wear two outfits!

1) You’ll have the option for a casual pose! Come dressed in your favorite outfit, your sports uniform, your band uniform, or any other attire that you’d like to wear for this casual pose. We encourage you to use the casual pose to really show off your personality. Cowboy boots & hat? Fencing uniform? Art smock with a camera around your neck? Feel free to bring a prop that represents you—your musical instrument? Your lacrosse stick? Your paintbrushes or tool belt? Your choices allow the photographers to get creative with casual photography. It should be fun!

2) Yearbook and Strath Haven require a formal pose. Please wear a solid white t-shirt to wear under the tux or a dark-colored strapless shirt/camisole to wear under the drape. The tux or formal drape will be provided by the photographer. 

Barksdale offers the following tips to get ready for your portrait:

Wait. Why am I taking these photos when I’m still a junior?

Senior photos normally take place in the late spring of your junior year. This allows time for a re-take session in the early fall, and time for you to select your yearbook poses early enough that we can put the 2025 book together.

We are hoping to get the entire Class of 2025 photographed during these June dates!  You’ll get to choose the yearbook photo that best represents you from several different poses, as well as have the option to purchase additional shots. 

What about retakes?

We’ll have retakes scheduled in the early fall—September 11-12. This will be the only re-take session at Strath Haven.

What if I don’t schedule, or I miss my appointment?

Try your best to get your portraits taken in June! Any students who miss the June 3-5 appointments will have two options:

1) Book a summer appointment on-site at Barksdale Studios in Aston. (LIMITED AVAILABILITY; contact Barksdale directly.)

2) Schedule portraits at the re-take appointments in September. (Retake appointments include only the formal pose, with no opportunity for another retake later if you don’t like the photo.)

What if I have more questions?

See Ms. Plows in 223, Mrs. Cohen in the Library, or reach out directly to Barksdale via the ‘CONTACT US’ link on their website.