School Photography | St. Louis School Photographer

School photography is changing and I am so excited about it. I think most of us can remember picture day when we were kids. You sat down on a bar stool in front of a tacky background and you put on your best, fake smile. The photographer took one shot, maybe two, and you were done.

What Changed?

That’s a great question! First of all, I never ask the kiddos to smile. Instead, I ask questions, tell jokes, and maybe even act a bit silly. The result is a large gallery of images with a large variety of expressions. Sometimes the kiddos smile, sometimes they laugh, and sometimes they look at me very puzzled (they aren’t sure what to make of my lame jokes).

The next big change is the background of the images. I have chosen to use a classic, black background. I want your kiddos to be what people focus on when they are looking at your images, not the sometimes tacky background. Black doesn’t go out of style, you will want to hang these portraits in your home for a long time.

The last big change is the ease of ordering. When I have finished editing all the images, I send an email link to your child’s school gallery and you place your order online – easy peasy!

What Stayed the Same?

Well, obviously the fact that the portraits are taken while your kiddos are at school hasn’t changed. In addition, I think my prices for prints and digital files are competitive with the traditional school photographer.

If you are interested in learning more about this unique style of school photography, please let me know and I would be happy to chat. In addition, please take a minute and explore the School Photography page on my website to learn more details and see more examples.

Here are some recent examples from a school in Webster Grove that I worked with this fall.

Young boy wearing blue shirt looking at camera | St. Louis School Photos Blonde haired young boy smiling at camera | St. Louis School Photography Sweet young boy looking at camera | St. Louis School Pictures Teenage girl with curly hair smiling at camera | St. Louis School Photographer Teenage boy smiling and looking at camera | St. Louis School Photography Blonde haired toddler girl looking at camera | St. Louis School Photos Young girl with headband looking down | St. Louis School Photographer Tween girl smiling at camera | St. Louis School Pictures Tween girl covering her mouth while laughing | St. Louis School Photos Young girl with braided hair smiling at camera | St. Louis School Photography Young girl smiling and looking at camera in black and white | St. Louis School Photos Young boy looking at camera and smirking | St. Louis School Pics Young boy looking at camera with hands covering mouth | St. Louis School PhotographerToddler boy smiling looking at camera | St. Louis School Photographer