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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. 


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.


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.


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™ proof program, there is no money required on picture day.  Proofs are portrait selections will be sent later, and you can make your portrait selection at  home.


Backgrounds: For Spring 2019, you will be pictured on the background of YOUR choice! Create you own personal look with one or all of the 8 beautiful background choices below!  Please note: this program features the latest "Green Screen" technology.  Please do not wear green clothing for these portraits! 



Proof Process 

Approximately two weeks after picture day, your child will bring home their proof envelope with their proofs and ordering 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. We accept cash, or you can order securely online with your credit or debit card.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS.  

Be sure to process your portrait order online or return your paper portrait orders by the DUE DATE on the proof envelope. 


Name Corrections

The packages have first name personalization, so if your child's first name is misspelled, please note their correct spelling in the box provided on the proof envelope, and it will be updated in our database.  Sorry, we are not able to include titles such as "Jr", or suffixes such as "I, II, or III".  Your school's orders will be submitted to the lab together as one batch, so it's important to return your proof and order by the due date.  Orders received after the due date will need to be processed online.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail customer service at: or call our office at 480-664-1820.

Fundraising Event

Please note SchoolPics donates a portion of your order to support programs at school that benefit your child.  This is a great way to get behind your child's school and have a treasured keepsake as well!


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!