When do you make an appointment?
It is wise to schedule an appointment early. Preferably do this 8 to 10 weeks before you want to shoot. That way, you are assured of a spot on the day you have chosen. If you schedule a photo shoot last-minute, it is more likely that you will not be able to go to your chosen photographer, or that your chosen date is no longer available.
If you schedule a shoot on time, you have plenty of time to prepare. What to wear, where do you want to shoot and who do you want to be photographed with?