Contrary to tradition school photos, these photos are genuine and the service is personal.
With a masters degree and background in secondary education, I will always have a passion for serving children and schools. I never force a smile and simply aim to capture true personality of the children I photograph. No awkward poses or props, just kids being real kids.
The results are timeless portraits that are far from the traditional cheesy photos with bright flashes and busy backgrounds. I take pride in providing an environment where the kids can relax and be themselves, which lends to photos for families that truly reflect the little people they love most.
provide custom, beautiful school portraits for every child
celebrate their personality, not stifle it
create a seamless, simple online experience for families to view, purchase, and print.
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What is the cost?
There is no cost to the school to have Firefly Photography handle their school portraits. Parents pay for digital collections or printed products on an individual basis, but are never obligated to do so. I have competitive rates and offer a variety of collections and a-la-carte options to fit everyone's needs. I also donate 5% of sales back to the schools that I photograph!
Where and when do you take the photos?
I coordinate with school directors on specific dates and times that meet the needs of their teachers and students. Typically, we shoot in the first half of the day, and depending on the number of students and age ranges, we may take several days to ensure all students have the opportunity for a great experience and portraits.
All photos are taken on school grounds, typically outdoors and with no props - just personality and play.
What does this require of the school?
Nothing but a little cooperation and time! I provide all equipment and personnel needed for photo day. I also provide the school with all high resolution digital files to use for yearbooks, website, school advertising, school ID's, or however the school wishes to use them. I’m also willing to take staff photos while I’m there!
I provide all the necessary communication to inform and educate parents through each step, and any questions about ordering and products are handled by myself and my team.
How do parents view images and place orders?
Each family will be emailed a private, password-protected gallery for their school containing the images from their child's session. The family can then select the images they'd like to order, with options for both print and digital. All viewing and ordering are done online for a stress-free and convenient experience. There are no packages, minimum orders, or requirements - just order what you love!
What ages do you photograph?
I’m comfortable photographing schools with children from infant through high school. I work regularly with families that include all ages and am able to do the same through schools!