Tips on How to Prepare for Picture Day


Every family & student is different. Some kids wear bow ties, some wear soccer shorts. Some wear ski caps and some wear fedoras. Some people wear suits and some wear dresses! It is entirely up to you how you want to look for Picture Day. 

We celebrate differences and encourage you to be yourself!

These tips are meant as a guide to get you the photo you want:

  • Avoid logos. They draw the attention to the logo and away from the STAR of the photo.
  • Clean Faces. On set, there are volunteers with wipes and combs to keep the kiddos looking their best, but sometimes a stray mess slips through. Double-check for breakfast spills before students leave for school!
  • Keep it Simple. Complicated clothes can be difficult for students to arrange. While volunteers can help, they don’t know your intentions. 
  • Speak with your child. Let your student know if you want a hat off, bow on the side or jacket open before Picture Day. If a student comes in a fleece, we photograph them in the fleece. Speak with your child about your expectations. 

Tips on How to Prepare for Remote Sessions

These tips are meant as a guide to get you the photo you want:

  • Avoid logos. They draw the attention to the logo and away from the STAR of the photo
  • Clean Faces. Wipe the face before we call!
  • Keep it Simple. Complicated clothes can be difficult for students to arrange.

These tips are for preparing your space:

  1. Choose 2-3 locations in your home that we can photograph.
    1. Unobstructed windows with daylight, direct or indirect 
    2. Patio/yard with open shade 
    3. Blank wall
  2. Have a cup or mug large enough to place your device in to hold it in place.
    1. You can also have a stand available for your device, or a stack of books 
    2. If you have a selfie stick or a tripod that holds a device, have it ready

Check out how these tips worked for these kids! See more of our work at  on our website!