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.
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.