Elementary school photography is a common service option for many types of professional photographers, according to ImagingInfo.com. Portrait studio, sports, event, and wedding photographers can all thrive as school photographers, reports the site.
Some photographers specialize in specific areas, such as elementary school photography or yearbook photography, while others provide a wide range of professional photography services. Photographers who perform these common services are commonly known as "portrait photographers," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While these photographers often take individual and group pictures in their own studios, they must work on location when taking elementary school pictures.