School portraits are traditional keepsakes that mark the passage of time and chronicle family histories. From individual shots to class portraits, the emotional and historic value is evident across the generations:

Make Connections
School portraits are a time-honored way of reaching out to family and friends. Before ordering a portrait package, make a list of the people who should receive these treasured keepsakes.

Make Memories

School portraits have a variety of forms and functions today. With a dash of inspiration, they're perfect for scrapbooking, home and office décor, crafts, gifts and more.


Wondering how to dress for Portrait Day? 

B42_Solids Choose solid colors or simple patterns that complement the portrait’s background
B42_darks Medium to dark shades create a timeless look
Soft Shades Soft shades enhance lighter backgrounds
Slogans Avoid shirts with slogans as photo cropping can cut words in half
Long_Sleeves Long-sleeved shirts are best since short sleeves can be distracting and sleeveless tops can look too casual
Earrings Select small accessories that do not detract, such as simple earrings, pins and necklaces


Getting a great picture is easy and fun. Just remind your kids to think about a few basics ahead of time.


check Check your hair and shirt collar at camera time
check Refresh makeup for a flawless portrait (for older teens)
check Practice your smile
check Remember good posture
check Wear your best colors
check Relax and smile at the camera as if it’s your best friend
check Be yourself and have fun




Plan for a portrait to remember by:

Haircut Scheduling a haircut two weeks before Portrait Day
Supplies Sending hair and makeup supplies to school with your child for quick touch-ups (for older teens)
SkinTones Limiting exposure to the sun a few days before Portrait Day 
Nails Making sure nails are trimmed and clean as hands may show in portrait