Companies that take school photos of children include Lifetouch, Strawbridge Studios, Inc., and Inter-State Studio and Publishing Co. These companies offer professional images of kids in elementary school, middle school and high school. Local and national photography studios often partner with local school districts on school picture day to offer photo packages that parents can purchase.
Photographic studios involved in taking school pictures are usually selected by individual schools from a list of choices offered by school districts. Package prices for school photos are jointly arranged by the photography studio and the school district, and a portion of the money received from photo packages goes to the school district. This arrangement effectively adds between 50 to 100 percent to the cost of school photo packages.
Parents should assist children with picking out clothing for a school photo shoot, and outfits should feature colors and styles that look best on the child. Parents should avoid clothing that features distracting patterns, logos or slogans, and they should keep jewelry to a minimum. Most hairstyles are fine for photos, and it's okay for kids to have a few flyaway hairs. Kids can wear prescription glasses during the photo session without worry because photographers can remove any glare. Parents can also encourage their children to remain relaxed and to smile naturally during the photography session.