It's that time of year again!
School Pictures are happening, and we are thrilled to spend a quality minute with so many students across the region.
All-Star Photo is committed to providing an excellent product and customer experience.
Students enjoy our friendly interaction, and we hope to build their esteem with the picture process.
Parents can securely and confidently order their favorite images from the online gallery.
Sept 11 & 12 - Sandpoint Middle School
Sept 13 & 14 - Sandpoint High School
Sept 15 - Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School
Sept 18-20 - Farmin Stidwell Elementary
Sept 25 - Southside Elementary
Sept 26 - Clark Fork Jr/Sr High School
Sept 28 - Northside Elementary
Sept 29 - Hope Elementary
Oct 3 - Valor Christian High School
Oct 4 - Sagle Elementary
Oct 5 - Priest Lake Elementary
Oct 6 - STUDIO RETAKES
Oct 10 & 11 - Kootenai Elementary
Oct 12 & 13 - Washington Elementary
Oct 24 - Southside Retakes
Oct 25 - Kootenai Retakes
Oct 27 - Hope & Clark Fork Retakes
Nov 2 - Priest Lake Retakes
Nov 7 - Sagle Retakes
Sept 22 - Retakes @ Lake Pend Oreille Alt HS
Oct 6 - Retakes @ All-Star Photo (walk-ins welcome)
Oct 24 - Retakes @ Southside Elementary School
Oct 25 - Retakes @ Kootenai Elementary School
Oct 27 - Retakes @ Hope Elementary & Clark Fork Jr/Sr High
Oct 30 - Retakes @ Farmin-Stidwell Elementary School
Nov 2 - Retakes @ Priest Lake Elementary School
Nov 3 - Retakes @ All-Star Photo (walk-ins welcome)
TBD - Retakes @ Northside Elementary School
TBD - Retakes @ Sandpoint High School
**CHECK YOUR EMAIL**
About a week after picture day, student portraits will be uploaded to our proofing site. Parents will receive an email with a direct link to their secure gallery.
>> Choose your favorite photos
>> Choose your favorite backgrounds
>> Choose your print package and cool stuff
>> Choose your digital files and download immediately
The most requested change from last year is for parents to have the ability to combine orders of multiple students in one shopping cart. That was possible but only if they were all in the same school. Many families have students in two or even three schools.
It is now possible (thanks to our software partner) to order for all your students in one cart regardless of which school they attend. Yay!!! The only problem you will have now is waiting for me to photograph the last school before you place your order.
1. Orders placed in September and October can be shipped directly to home or saved for batch printing. Batches will be printed around three weeks after picture day and delivered to the school.
2. The final batch ordering deadline is for all schools and based on our final anticipated delivery date before Thanksgiving (if all goes well with print labs and shipping companies).
All orders placed during the fall picture season will be sent to the print lab and then delivered to schools within "a few" weeks. I will be making multiple deliveries, but I ask that you please be patient. Schools distribute picture envelopes to students at their convenience.
The final deadline for ordering is Nov 5th. Final delivery will be the week of Nov 13th, in time for parent/teacher conferences. Orders placed on Nov 6th and later will automatically ship to home for $6.45 per order.
I am Amy, your school photographer. I am delighted to work with your students again this year, even if only for a minute.
Some students have mastered the "yes" smile, but most students need a two-second warm-up. That is about how long it takes to engage a student by name, lock eyes and smile together. By the end of the day, my cheeks are sore. Then I go to my computer to review images and catch myself smiling back all over again. What a blessing this career is!
A little bit about me...
I meant to finish college and be a high school history teacher, but a family medical situation changed my course. I then pursued ministry school and media production where I met my husband. He was the sound and video guy, and I was the photographer and newsletter manager. Nearly 20 years later, we have four brilliant children that we homeschool. We spent a couple years at Sandpoint Christian School where I also taught K-8th PE. That's where I learned to project my voice and inspire my students by doing things with them.
"School Photographer" is the best of both worlds! I am constantly pushing my technical skills while also experiencing the joy of being in school. I still want to be a teacher when I grow up, so don't be surprised when I start teaching photography. It's on my bucket list in the near future!