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Why Quality School Portraits Span The Test of Time

In 1921, S. P. Barksdale was a young man in Philadelphia selling photos and ads door to door. Working for a local magazine, began calling on schools and other clients to sell photos. Thereafter, the equivalent of the modern school portrait was born. Quality school portraits span the test of time beautifully.


While school portraits have been a custom around the world for more than 100 years, the subject matter has reliably stayed the same.


It is not uncommon to see generations of school family photos on special occasions and on social media.


Capturing moments in time requires quality and sincerity. Taking the time to administer patience and detail to a lifelong passion, shows up in the results.


School Portraits by Adams photography has decades of reliable and quality service. Updating equipment and tools to meet the needs of modern school portraits, fits the description of a team that is squarely focused on the results.



Every Child is Unique


The interaction with every child is a singular event. Engaging with your child and getting to know them for a brief moment in time, really represents our dedication to quality school portraits.


Take for example, the backgrounds chosen to accent your child’s portrait is carefully selected to balance light, a variety of skin tones and the rainbow spectrum of clothing choices, each parent will make on school picture day.


While most people don’t even consider such an overlooked detail, it matters. We’ve reviewed high school portraits from the early 1920s and the 1940s and the attention to detail remains consistent.


Musing at the high school of your grandmother usually brings a torrent of feelings and memories. The same musing will envelope you and your children’s children over the next generation.


With that said, skipping picture day seems simply unthinkable. Choosing a quality company can and will make all of the difference not only now, but for years to come.


Modern school portraits are not on trend but, factor in the latest technological advances to ensure that your photos are the best that we can offer.



Our trusted photographers are experienced professionals

Why Should I Care About the School Photographer


When a school district agrees to work with a school portrait company, they’ve usually done a considerable amount of due diligence. Determining who will be allowed on school campus, let alone with your children, even for just a moment or two, is not something Adams Photography or your child’s school takes likely.


Questions every parent should ask about any school portrait service is.


Ø How long have you been working with this particular school photographer?

Ø Which other schools in my district does this school photography company serve?

Ø How many other school districts does the school photographer work with?

Ø Is the school photographer bonded and insured?

Ø Has there ever been any incidences of indiscretions?


What If I’m Not Happy with Child’s School Portraits


We certainly understand that there may be a time when you are unhappy with the result of your child’s portrait session.


If this happens, please feel free to contact us directly to discuss the available options to resolve any concerns that you or your child may have.



Getting children to smile on que is what we're experts at doing

I Have More Than One Child Taking Portraits


School pictures can sometimes feel very costly for families with more than one child and or children at different schools being photographed by Adams Photography.


We understand that the cost of multiple photo packages can quickly add up. Adams Photography does offer discounts for the purchase of multiple portrait packages. Just contact a member of our support team for more information on how we can assist you.


Having more than one child taking school portraits can feel daunting and expensive

I Lost My Order Form, Can I Download My Child’s Pictures


If you’ve lost you photo order form or simply prefer to download your child’s photos digitally, Adams Photography includes a high-resolution file of your child with copyright release. These digital files are suitable for printing, emailing and uploading to social media.





We’d love to hear your feedback on any questions or comments you have, Feel free to email or call us.

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