A rich history inspires tradition
The Lifetouch story is the perfect example of the American dream come true. In 1936, Bruce Reinecker and Eldon Rothgeb used $500 in startup funds to bring school photography to one-room schoolhouses throughout rural Minnesota. With hard work and determination, they grew the company from its cramped location in a tiny apartment into the largest school photography firm in the country. What's more, it only took a little over a decade to do so.
Today, Lifetouch remains the leader in school photography with the same dedication to quality portraits that was so important to the founders 80 years ago. Every employee knows photos are cherished keepsakes and strives to provide the highest-quality work possible. Because Lifetouch is 100 percent employee owned, you know you'll be getting photos from employees who are driven to always put in their best.
One company, different specialties
Although Lifetouch is one brand, there are many arms of the company. Most people know about Lifetouch School Pictures, which is dedicated to K-11 grades. Lifetouch Preschool Portraits is a little different. Why have different segments? Because the latter focuses on the special considerations of preschool-aged children.
If you have kids in preschool, you know life is never dull. Some days your kids are full of humor and cheer, utterly bursting with energy. Other days they are inexplicably grumpy, and the littlest thing seems to set them off. Add to this each child's unique personality traits, and it's no surprise parents are a little skeptical that photographers will get a decent smile on Picture Day.
The experts in getting grins
All Lifetouch Preschool photographers are specially trained to work with children from infants up to 5 years old. They know some are easy-going and others might just not be in the mood for photos. The photographers have a few tricks up their sleeves and know how to be friendly, patient and welcoming. They are experts in inspiring happy faces so parents get a photo they'll be proud to display.
What's more, they are knowledgeable of the top trends in photography, so parents have more options than ever before. Parents may love the traditional school portrait pose with the blue background, but for a little variety, they can try a different studio color or scenic background for their little one. You can give tips to your photographer to get your child to smile and include special props, such as a favorite stuffed animal. Check out the portrait gallery to see some awesome examples.
With expertise in keeping kids comfortable, an uncanny ability to get kids to grin, incredibly unique backgrounds and pose options, plus high-quality prints and digital images that will be cherished forever, Lifetouch Preschool Portraits is the obvious choice for your child's preschool photo needs.