School Photography – Its Black and White

Are you tired of the same old school pictures from your school photographer?  We were, too and we did something about it.  At Kennedale Middle School, we brought a tried and true studio portrait technique and applied it to 7th and 8th grade spring portraits.  We’ve been photographing school and volume photography at Ivey Photography since the studio opened in 1977.  We’ve traditionally done the standard fall yearbook portraits on an old master background, which is a very nicely lit, documentary style portrait.  In the spring, we’ve tried everything from spring flowers to fishing docks to railroad themes.  But this year, we went SIMPLE.  Really SIMPLE.  We offered students the option to wear either a black shirt or a white shirt.  We setup two different backdrops, a black for the students wearing black and a white for the students wearing white.  There are approximately 550 students at KJHS.  MOST students chose to wear black, with about 40% choosing to wear white.  Each student was given 2-3 poses to flow into, with each session taking about 30 seconds to complete.

If you are a school administrator looking to step up your school portraits, we work with schools ranging in size from 200-2000 students.  We offer a complete line of in-school portraits, sports, and senior portraits.  Our pricing for parents is very attractive and our school incentives are competitive with the other national brands.

Prior to the sessions, we hung large posters in the school promoting the sessions.  The students were buzzing about it and over 95% of students remembered to wear black or white.



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