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Natural Smiles

Tips for Natural Smiles in Photos

A smile looks good on everyone. But a natural smile always wins over a forced, cheesy grin. Here are our tips for making sure your smile is one that looks real and authentic – and not fake.

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Parent Volunteers

Reasons Why You Need Picture Day Helpers

Who doesn’t love school picture day? Picture day is a great opportunity to capture a special moment in time – and to give everyone their moment to shine in front of the lens. But let’s face it: picture day has a lot of moving parts! Schedules are different, kids need to be directed where to […]

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Preschoolers Photos

How to Prep Preschoolers for Picture Day

The preschool years are full of fun and delight. Soon your preschooler will be off to school – and then college! The early years go by quickly, so documenting them with a quality photoshoot is a must. At Freed, we have years of experience photographing young kids for their very first picture day, and we […]

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Display Senior Portraits

Our Favorite Ways to Display Senior Pictures

Senior year photos capture a milestone moment in your child’s life. They mark the transition into adulthood, provide a memento of your senior’s friendship groups and clubs, and capture all the hope and possibility of the last year of school. There’s no better talking point for a parent or family member than a senior portrait!

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Share a Smile

Share a Smile, and Make Someone’s Day

When you smile, the whole world smiles with you. It’s more than a song lyric – there’s scientific evidence to back it up! A genuine smile communicates happiness and enjoyment and invites the people around you to share in the moment. Need some more motivation to crack a grin and spread the cheer? Read on!

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Senior Portraits

Dress for (Portrait) Success: What to Wear for Senior Portraits

Senior portrait day is here, and you don’t have a thing to wear! Or so you think. We promise that everything is going to be okay, and that favorite outfit you’ve worn a dozen times before is perfect for the occasion. Here’s what to know about looking your best as a senior on school picture […]

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School Picture Day

How School Admins Can Take the Stress out of School Picture Day

School picture day can be a whirlwind. There are a ton of moving parts to keep track of and coordinate, and as a school admin, it can be easy to drop the ball. Here’s how to prepare for a stress-free picture day you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

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Blonde Posing for Senior Portrait

How to Make the Most of Your Senior Portrait Session

Your senior year of high school is a special time that you’ll always remember. And while your traditional senior picture for the yearbook is a nice memento to have, you can also take it to the next level with a senior portrait session.

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Yearbooks: The Memories That Matter

Yearbooks: The Memories That Matter, All in One Place

These past few years have seen a fascinating shift away from digital-only and back towards analog keepsakes. High-quality bound books are making a comeback against ebook editions. Fancy stationery is replacing online note-taking. And yearbooks are soaring in popularity. Here’s why students, parents, and administrators can’t get enough of school yearbooks.

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School Photos

Beyond Picture Day: Using School Photos in Historical Archives

Living in a time where so many of us are walking around with a camera on our phones, it’s hard to imagine when taking a picture wasn’t easy. But rewind back to the early 2000s, and the advent of digital cameras and camera phones was just beginning. Before that, of course, we relied on film […]

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