Photos will be taken by Lifetouch Photography in the P.S. 81 gym. Please do not forget to sign your child's consent form for photography. If it is not signed, we can not take your child's photos. No exceptions! (Please Note: Filling out an order form will also server as consent for your child's photograph to be taken).
We are looking for volunteers to help during the day, too. Any time you can give will be greatly appreciated. For more info, please reach out to Betsy Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some useful tips to help your child get ready for a great-looking school portrait that you’ll treasure forever.
Help your child pick out clothes and colors that look good on them. After all, your child is the star of the photo—not their shirt, so avoid slogans, logos, and big patterns. Small jewelry and accessories are fine but nothing too big or distracting. Make sure to check your picture day flyer to see sample poses for your Picture Day. Some poses may show pants or skirts, so plan the complete outfit.
Glasses are okay! Our photographers know all the tricks to reduce glare.
Any hairstyle works for Picture Day. Schedule haircuts a few weeks ahead of time to allow hair to grow back a little, or you can go for a fresh-cut look.
Keep kids relaxed and ready to be themselves. Smiles can look fake if they’re practiced ahead of time. Remember, smiles are like french fries—they’re better when they’re fresh.
Don’t worry about “perfect”! That hair that always sticks up or a missing tooth shows your child just as they are right now—and you’ll enjoy looking back on that for years to come. On Picture Day, teachers and volunteers will help straighten collars and check posture. And, if you like, our photographers have retouching options for scrapes and blemishes.