As a parent, when you take a trip down memory lane and look back at your own school pictures, you probably smile because there is a fair amount of cheese. We're not referring to the delicious food product known for enhancing sandwiches, topping pizzas or sprinkling your favorite dish. It's the forced smile, staged pose and dated background that make those pictures — while nostalgic and heartwarming — pretty darn cheesy.
The tradition of school pictures is undeniably special. When it's time for your own preschooler to get their school pictures taken, it's exciting for the whole family. Fortunately, Lifetouch Preschool Photography does things a little different than when you were in school. You want pictures that reflect the best of your child in a natural way. That's why it's every Lifetouch photographer's goal to showcase your child's authentic self in ways that simply let a kid be a kid.
A great expression goes a long way in defining a portrait and you want the picture to show how you see your child each and every day. You want to capture that genuine smile and so does your Lifetouch photographer. They've been trained to work with kids and make the Picture Day process as fun as possible, helping kids to feel like they can bring their true personalities in front of the camera.
The goal is to get a picture of your child in a joyful moment. It might be a curious stare, a smart grin or a belly-grabbing chuckle. To inspire that joy, photographers allow for movement and motion during the photo session. That means no more staged arms at the chin or perfectly crossed feet. Arms and feet will be natural and relaxed, and your child's smile will become the center of attention.
How does Lifetouch transform the traditional school picture process into one that results in high-quality, boutique-style photos? It's all about engagement with kids!
There's so much more than just getting kids to smile. It's about creating a fun experience full of laughter, grins and giggles. While kids are thoughtfully directed in base poses, nothing is ever forced. Perfectly posed doesn't look real in photographs anyway. With gentle guidance and a few friendly tricks, kids feel comfortable being themselves in no time and the camera is ready to capture those special moments.
For school pictures that show the best of your child, it's important to let a kid be a kid in front of the camera. Learn more about the Lifetouch Difference today.
As a parent, when you take a trip down memory lane and look back at your own school pictures, you probably smile because there is a fair amount of cheese.