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School Photography Checklist

What to look for when choosing a school photography company.

THE FREED DIFFERENCE

We don’t take a one-size-fits-all, point-and-shoot approach to photography. Our mission is to rid the world of boring school portraits.

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MULTIPLE SHOTS

With us, everyone becomes the star of their own mini photoshoot. Our photographers spend time with each student, so the pictures feature a variety of poses and expressions that have been thoughtfully captured to show a student's authentic self.

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INDOOR/OUTDOOR

We are proponents of outdoor portraits, as they allow for natural lighting, appealing backgrounds and require less equipment, so it's less intimidating. But, we also offer indoor portraits as well. Both feature a wide variety of the students’ backgrounds, poses, and expressions.

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PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHERS

Our photographers are real, trained portrait photographers, not camera operators. They take into account kids' personalities to ensure they're comfortable, and they do the majority of the work in-camera and on-location.

SERVICeS

From individual portraits to team and group shots, we deliver keepsake school photos that boldly capture the moments that matter. From signup to snapshot, we deliver photography experiences that exceed your expectations.

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School pictures are as close as we come to a timeline tracking our kids. Our individual portraits capture your child’s laughter, joy, silliness and solemn expressions that will be cherished for years to come.

INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS

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Photos are tangible evidence of love. If more than one child attends the same school, we offer sibling sessions to capture the rare moment where both are picture-ready.

SIBLING PORTRAITS

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Capture them for what they truly are – beaming smiles and bright personalities. We offer senior sessions with the props and items that mark their high school experience.

SENIOR PORTRAITS

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One of our favorite time-honored rituals, a class portrait offers a glimpse into a whole year of BFFs, crushes, and favorite subjects.

CLASS PORTRAITS

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A window to a moment in life, Freed offers a full-service yearbook program.

YEARBOOKS

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ID badges can be included for all teachers and staff of the school.

ID BADGES

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From classroom activities to school plays and after-school events, our team will capture those micro-moments that parents will thank you for.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Our team of trained photographers offers individual and team photography for all sports. We use the latest technology and products to capture action shots and composite shots.

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

"I just had a parent email to ask me if the same firm was doing our fall shoot. She loved her photos and was delighted when I confirmed."

Chris

Director of Advancement, Congressional School

"I just wanted you to know we appreciate the scheduling of a photographer to capture some of our special candid moments! The kids love having a photographer at these events as do the parents! One mom even commented that the photos would be fabulous since it was the same company that did her wedding! Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the coming year!"

Colleen

Wyngate ES, MCPS

"We appreciate you and your team. It’s always a pleasure to work with you."

Ana

School Support Representative, British International School of Washington

"We had a delightful picture day, yesterday.  Your photographers were all wonderful. Jennifer was fantastic! We'd like to get a date on the calendar for next year, if possible."

Nicola

Administrative Coordinator, Lorien Wood School

"I wanted to send a BIG thank you to [Freed] for making Senior Portrait Day a success. The students had a great experience and we are grateful to them."

Luticia

MUS Office Administrator, Barrie School

"Thank you so much, Freed! You are the BEST!!"

Terrie

Administrative Secretary, Darnestown Elementary School

COVID SAFETY

At Freed, we’ve been COVID compliant for more than 12 years. We photograph outdoor and use long lenses that focus from a distance, so most of these practices are naturally built into our school photography sessions. We have also added additional safety measures such as mask-wearing, sanitizing stations, and social distancing.

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New School Style. Old School Artistry

Our goal is to offer better image quality, consistency, and variety while capturing natural, relaxed images. These aren't just school pictures, but portraits that happen to be done at school.

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY ARTICLES

Yearbooks: The Memories That Matter

Yearbooks: The Memories That Matter, All in One Place

May 24, 2022

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

May 19, 2022

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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Graduation Celebrations

Tips to Make Your Graduation Celebration a Success

April 27, 2022

High school graduations are a wonderful milestone. Your teen has worked hard to graduate and now it’s time to celebrate them and their accomplishments! There’s a lot to think about when planning a graduation party, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Read on for tips to make your celebration a success.

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