The main difference between school pictures and other portraits is the setting. Usually school portraits are in a controlled, studio set. They have controlled lighting and a uniform method that makes each picture, more or less, similar. I use a mobile studio setup with flashes, a backdrop, modifiers, and camera.
I LOVE working with kids. One of the reasons I got into photography was to make people feel beautiful, young and old. I love bringing out each child’s best features and finding tricks to making them comfortable and smiley. This is why I love doing school pictures in Los Angeles and Boise.