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PICTURE DAY TIPS

Our Photo Team is highly trained in working with children to capture the best images possible on picture day. Please refer to these tips to see how you can help.

 

Before Picture Day

Prepare your younger children about the picture day procedure by talking to them about what to expect.  It is best not to coach a young child to smile, rather let the photographer evoke a pleasant expression. The more comfortable the child is with the process, the more natural the smile will be. 

Hair

Keep bows, ribbons, and headbands small.  We will need to crop your child's image to a consistent head size for yearbook and school services. Avoid fresh haircuts or new hairstyles.  DO wash, curl, and prepare your child's hair for this special day.  We will do our best to neaten a hairstyle, but we will not change it.  We always use sterile combs if we need to comb hair and they are used once and discarded.

Clothing

For best results, we recommend solid colors and prints in medium to dark tones.  PLEASE AVOID SOLID WHITE AND NEON COLORS. Neon colors are highly reflective and do not photograph well.  Subjects photographed wearing neon colors will have the neon color reflected under the chin and the lower sides of their face.  If we are photographing a green screen program, please avoid wearing green as it makes your torso invisible to the camera.  You will be notified through your picture day flyer and on this site if a particular program is green-screen.

Braces

School Portraits capture an irreplaceable moment in time.  If your child has braces, it is best to let them pose with their natural smile, rather than hiding them.  As parents, we wanted to memorialize every stage in our children's lives, and braces were a natural part of their middle school experience.

 

On Picture Day

With our exclusive School Pics™ digital proof program, there is no money required on picture day.  Proofs and portrait package options will be sent later, and you can make your portrait selection at  home.

 

Backgrounds: Spring 2022 is all about fun-create you own personal look with one or all of the 8 beautiful background choices below!  If your school has only schedPlease note: this program features the latest "Green Screen" technology.  Please do not wear green clothing for these portraits! 

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PROOFS AND ORDERING

Proof Process 

Proofs and portrait selections will be available approximately two weeks after picture day, and you will receive email notification from your child's school with access information.  You will be able to view your child's portrait as it would appear in each of the backgrounds along with your package selections.

Be sure to process your portrait order online by the DUE DATE for the best pricing and delivery to school if that is offered. 

Reminder 

Don't forget to order enough portraits to share with family and friends.  Your portraits will be a treasured memory of your child's school years.  Portraits truly become more valuable as each year passes!

Questions-email us!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail customer service at: customerservice@schoolpicsaz.com.