Back to School Photos

Gone are the days of the
boring blue backdrops.

Mother Nature is our backdrop.

Every picture tells a story and nothing should get in the way of that.


We believe life is about making memories and sharing them with others. Our goal is to help people live in the moment, capture memories, and share what matters. We can help capture every moment so you can preserve, enjoy and share life’s joy.

Picture day.


Picture day is always a day to look forward to. Capturing the memory of your child at a specific point in time is what we do best. Whether your photo will find a way into a frame on your wall and or in your wallet to look back upon with sweet memories, our goal is capture the magic and uniqueness of each and every child in a beautiful, natural setting without a fake backdrop.

5 Quick Tips to help your child be ready for picture day.


1. 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. Small jewelry and accessories are fine but we suggest nothing too big or distracting. Some poses may show pants or skirts, so plan the complete outfit.

2. Glasses are okay! We know all the tricks to help reduce glare.

3. Any hairstyle works for Picture Day. Schedule haircuts a few weeks ahead of time to allow hair to grow back a little, or you go for a fresh-cut look.

4. With the help of teachers and staff, we like to see 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.

5. 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 staff will help straighten collars and check posture. And, if you like, we have complimentary retouching service for life’s little scrapes, blemishes and bruises (Be sure and check this option on the order if you want retouching).

That’s it! We look forward to photographing your child on picture day!

Beyond School Photos

Now offering Senior Portraits, Environmental Portraits, Family Sessions, Small Business Branding Sets and More! Contact Kial James for Rates and Availability

Kial James

Father to 5
& Photographer

(UC Davis, SAEL and NCSA)