School photography is getting a make-over - can we all just say "finally?!?" 

Your new school photography experience has been designed to create high-quality, personality-filled images of your children and an easy, enjoyable ordering process for parents. No scaring big lighting or cheesy backdrops and props - I'll be kneeling on the ground, spinning in circles like an airplane, giving your kids space to be themselves, and meeting them at their energy level to produce authentic, beautiful images and capture your child's unique features.

This page will give you all the info you need from planning to print, and I'll be your point of contact through it all. Click these links to jump to areas of specific interest: 



Meet your photographer

Hi there, I'm Leah O'Connell, owner and photographer of Firefly Photography. Based in Charlottesville, VA, I specialize in lifestyle and documentary photography for families of all ages. My goal in working with schools is to bring my style of personality-filled, colorful imagery to schools who are ready to offer a more modern and personalized option for photography. Other fun facts that contribute to my passion for this program: 

  • I have a masters in education and will always have a huge heart for giving back to schools and the children/families they serve
  • I have a 2 year old daughter of my own! 
  • I can say will 100% confidence that the images that mean the most to a parent, rarely involve their child sitting still and saying 'cheese.' 

want to learn more about me, my business, or my style? please get comfy and check out my main page while you're here!