I photographed my first school in 2015. A big shout out to The New School Montessori. http://newschoolmontessori.com/ My kids went to The New School. My parents were founding parents of The New School. My husbands Uncle was director of The New School back in the day. It is a magical place that has a special place in my heart. I had a BLAST. The kids and families are a pleasure to work with. When I was growing up, school photos were dreadful. The smiles were fake and the poses stiff. I thought it would be fun to re-invent the school portrait. My goal was to make school photography that was fun, relaxed and authentic. This is a tall order when you have less than a minute to spend with each subject. There is no time to wash faces or fix hair. When it comes to portraiture, capturing personality is better than perfect hair every time! I couldn't have done it without the help of parent volunteers Melissa Robinson and Julianna Ndikintum. I can't wait to do it again!