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Posted Oct 09 2009 10:00pm, a provider of stress-free school picture days that generate thousands of dollars for schools, has offered the following “Tips To Make the Most of Student Smiles,” a helpful guide for
students, parents and teachers for their annual portraits. Reporters and
editors are welcome to reprint these tips in full or to use them as a basis
for a seasonal article or broadcast segment. Press are encouraged to invite
readers and viewers to post on the outlet’s Web site their own tips, or
alternatively their humorous “school picture day horror stories,” to
create an interactive component to the feature.

1.Mark your calendar! You do not want to forget the date of your
student’s pictures.

2.A well-groomed child is the best start for a perfect photo.

3.Do not try out any new haircuts, styles or colors within two weeks
before photos.

4.Avoid wearing stripes or loud prints on clothing. Solid colors are a
sure bet.

5.Avoid clothes with printed slogans. They often get cropped out of
the photo.

6.A good night’s sleep keeps under-eye circles at bay.

7.Select small accessories that don’t detract from the focus on your

8.A spot of eye drop solution can help reduce redness of facial

9.Avoid excessive sun exposure for a few days prior to picture day.

10.Good posture will ensure kids look alert and at their best.

11. Tell students to relax and let their own smile and personality come

As background, has skyrocketed from a roster of 12,000
students to 112,000 students in its four years of existence. During that
time, the company has donated more than $2 million to Michigan schools
using its unique portrait services. Schools have used the money for a
variety of projects and programs, including purchasing text books, lighting
for theaters, microscopes and playground equipment and paying salary of a
part-time media specialist, providing scholarships to subsidize student
participation in tutoring programs and funding after-school activities.

About provides stress-free school picture days that generate
thousands of dollars for schools. Its mission is to generate high-quality,
easy-to-order photos while supplementing funding for education and
improving the academic environment for children. Designed with the direct
input of a group of four retired school principals,’s
unique business model enables the company to accept a fixed fee for each
photo package purchased and to donate the remainder of the cost of the
package directly to the school. Since its founding in 2005, has presented schools with more than $2 million in total
contributions. In addition to student portraits, the company offers school
IDs and customized photo yearbooks. A privately held company, is based near Ann Arbor, Michigan. More information is
available at

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