Letter to parents from Memory Makers (School Photographer)

School photos are coming!  This parent letter will be going home next week. Order forms will be sent home the week of September 22nd.

Six parent volunteers are needed for picture day. You’ll get a $25 for doing so, and the hours are only from 9am – 1:30pm. Sign-up sheet is in the lobby on the PTO Bulletin Board.


Dear Families of George Washington Elementary School;

It is our pleasure to photograph your child for Fall Portraits.

Memory Makers Studios is locally owned and operated. We specialize in children’s portraiture. We are looking forward to working with the students, families & faculty of George Washington Elementary School.

Portraits will be taken in front of a virtual background. Photographing in front of a virtual background allows us to electronically add your background selection. Memory Makers does not charge any additional fee for the offering.

Fall School Photos will be a prepaid purchase. We will send an order envelope home with your student. Please look for it and review it carefully so that you may make your package selections. Our standard Package 5 offers a great value for only $26.00. This package may meet all your needs. Be sure to send the envelope in with your child on picture day. We can’t order unless we receive the envelope and payment. We welcome late orders, however please be advised that they will arrive LATE – after the rest of the school has been delivered. Late orders may also impact your opportunity for retakes. Images taken on picture day are also used for the yearbook and school record keeping. All students will be photographed.

If your child is absent on Portrait Day, Memory Makers will be back to your school on November 10th. Should any retakes be necessary we will gladly take care of them at that time.

In the past, we have found the following to be helpful:
– Clean faces and freshly brushed hair will enhance your child’s portrait. – Solid colors or small patterned clothing is much less distracting than

large colorful stripes, polka-dots and graphics.
– Don’t worry if your child suddenly has a scratch or blemish on his/her

face. Minor retouching is available. **This will not remove temporary tattoos

or eyeglass glare.
– We really do try to get the students to smile. But…sometimes, we’re not

successful. In this case, a pleasing expression is best.

*** There will be a sibling package also available on your order form. Families who would like to have siblings photographed together please circle package 1 on the order form.

Please attach a note if you would prefer your child be photographed without their glasses or would like your child’s hair a certain way. The note has to be on the outside of the envelope for the photographer to see.

As always, we are easy to reach. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to call us at: