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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.  As always, we provide sterile combs if your child needs to comb their 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.  You will be able to view your child's proofs and portrait selections online.

Sample Backgrounds: See the background example below for the Fall 2023 Yearbook background, and Spring 2024 background examples.  Spring background examples are representative of choices, but are subject to change. If your child's school was photographed in the Fall, the Spring 2024 background choices will be available.  Schools not photographed in the Fall can only use the Fall background choice.

Fall 2023 Background:

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Spring 2024 Background Examples:

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Proof Process 

Digital Proofs and ordering information will be available online approximately 2 weeks after picture day.  Your school will email access instructions once they are available for viewing and ordering. You will be able to order securely online with your credit or debit card. 

Be sure to process your portrait order online by the DUE DATE to ensure fastest delivery and best pricing. 


Yearbook Pose

Your pose selection for yearbook can also be made through our online system, unless this pose choice was already selected in the Fall program.  If you do not choose a yearbook pose online, or you process your order after the due date, you will receive POSE 1 for your child's yearbook pose.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail customer service:


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!

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