modern School Portraits

girl hugging younger sister
green eyed girl with curly hair

What are Modern School Portraits?

Modern School Photography is a unique boutique photography service that allows each child to be him or herself, whether it be silly and outgoing or reserved and quiet. As a former teacher, I enjoy interacting with students and getting images that show their genuine personalities.  I capture several images of each child, giving mom and dad the opportunity to select their favorite image(s). Photos are taken on a solid color backdrop for a timeless and classic look. Each student's gallery consists of color and black and white images providing more options and adding to the boutique experience.  My goal is to create timeless art that parents will be proud to display in their homes year round.


Picture Day, Simplified.

Gone are preorder forms that can be lost or misplaced. The order process is completely online. Parents are given a private gallery, where each child has his/her own folder of approximately 3-5 images to select from. Pictures may be ordered as prints, canvases, or digital files (which are emailed directly to parents). Parents then have the option to have the images shipped directly to them at a minimal cost or they can be picked up at the school.

Prior to picture day, the school will receive information to pass along to parents to help them prepare for picture day. Once the school gallery is ready, all information on how to order, deadlines, and frequently asked questions, are laid out. 

I provide all materials, gear, and assistants for picture day.

School portraits may be taken in the fall or spring, whatever works best for the school. Retakes are offered for students who were ill or out on picture day. The school and I will decide on retake day together to ensure the least disruption for students.

School Perks.

Picture day is not just for the students. Although individual and class photos are taken on picture day, faculty and staff may also have their picture taken that same day as well. This is the perfect way for the school to have current photos of faculty and staff for their websites, IDs, etc.

Schools receive the digital files to use for school use in yearbooks, student/staff IDs, website, etc at no charge to them.

Faculty and staff receive special discounts on their print orders.

I donate 10% of my profit back to the schools I photograph.


But what does all of this cost?

My rates are competitive. There is no cost to the school, and parents pay nothing up front. Everything is ordered online after you have seen your child's images.


How do I get this in my school?

If you are a school looking for more information or to set picture day dates, you may contact me here.