We want to offer your school an effortless picture day experience. From the beginning with open and clear communication, our picture day workflow, parent communication, and our online proofing and ordering system - we strive to give our partner schools an easy, stress-free, and enjoyable experience. We work with a limited number of schools each year so that we can provide "hands-on" customer service to our partner schools.
At no cost to the school, we provide our partner schools a custom option for their school picture day. We pride ourselves on capturing a technically sound photograph that also accentuates each child’s individual personality. We don’t use the word “cheese” - and do not believe in forcing a smile. We do our best to elicit authentic expressions unique to the child.
We photograph all student portraits and let our online system take care of ordering, processing payments, and shipping prints and products. No paper order forms or handling money - We take care of it all to provide you with an easy and stress-free picture day solution.
In order to schedule your picture day, the first step is to contact us for a chat about the process and to discuss your school's needs. After we sign an agreement, your picture day is on the calendar!
We primarily photograph students outdoors, preferably under some type of shade. We'll work together in the weeks prior to school picture day to determine the best possible places for photographing students. Safety is our first priority, second to ideal lighting conditions, achieved by the use of natural sunlight.
Before picture day, we email all parents/guardians and provide them with a private, online link that contains all the information they need for picture day. They also receive our direct contact information so that we may handle all parent questions and concerns directly.
On picture day, we will arrive approximately 30 minutes before classes begin to set up and prepare. Staff/parent volunteers help bring the students to have their picture taken and return them to class. All we need from you are student/staff rosters and email addresses. Email addresses are only used for picture day communication and to send each parent/guardian a private and secure gallery of their child.
Within 7 days after picture day, parents/guardians will be emailed their child's personal access code and link to view and order images. All prints and products are mailed directly to the student's home and digital files are delivered via email.
Your school will receive digital images of each child and staff member that was photographed. You may use these images for the yearbook, ID cards, programs, and other school needs.
Modern School Portraits are not just for traditional schools! We work with daycares, youth programs, homeschool groups, and churches. If you'd like to know if we are able to work with your group, just ask!
Our entire system is hosted online. Proofs are released for viewing through an online link, and all orders and payments are processed online. That's right! Our partner schools don't have to worry about order forms, handling money, or delivering prints! Our online system takes care of everything.
We offer print products as well as high-resolution digital files that parents can print themselves. A-la-carte items begin at $13, packages begin at $35, and digital files begin at $40 each (buy more save more). Parents are not obligated to purchase.
If you are interested in booking DMV Modern School Portraits for your next School Picture Day, contact us and tell us a little bit about your school to start the conversation.
If you are a parent who would like Modern School Portraits to come to your school, email us with your School's details. If your school books their next picture day with us, you'll receive a special gift for your referral!
All Angela Vaughns' Photography team members are vaccinated and boosted, and portraits are taken outside in the fresh air. All ordering is processed online and your print products are shipped directly to your door.
We love working with and giving back to our school communities!
All of our partner schools receive:
-complimentary digital image of each student photographed
-complimentary staff photos
-complimentary class photos or composites
We also offer a few additional options for our partner schools. Contact us to learn more!