Image Photography, Inc. is a Waco based photography company that has served the Central Texas area for more than 10 years. While we enjoy photographing weddings, families and other types of portraits as well as commercial photography, we have found ourselves specializing in schools and sports leagues.
Founder and President, Beverly Wallace, had two sons in school and heavily involved in school sports
and other local sports. Seeing the need for improved school and sports photography, Image
Photography was born. After teaching school for 15 years, including yearbook duties and coaching,
she knows the needs of teachers, coaches and yearbook advisors. She took her photography
background and combined that with the school experience and added in the "mom factor". From that
came a photography company that goes beyond the traditional school photography companies in
Image Photography provides complete photography services for schools including senior portraits, fall
portraits, sports, organizations, classes, spring portraits, prom, graduation and any other photography
needs of the school.
We believe that there are many reasons for schools to choose Image Photography.
- Very personal attention - Because we are locally owned and operated and work with a limited number of
schools/students per year, we can offer exceptional service.
- Superior photography
- Fall and spring photos - Extra attention is given to details such as hair, jewelry and clothing. Three pictures of each student are taken and all three proof images are provided along with the order form. Parents see what they are ordering before they pay for the prints. Care is taken to make sure that the student is properly cropped centered in the photographed and prints are dated on the bottom corner.
- Sports and organizations - Two photos are taken and then the better one is chosen for printing.
- Access to photos on our website - This is HUGE! Often non-custodial parents and grandparents don't get the
opportunity to see or order their student's school pictures or the student simply doesn't get home with the order form. Now parents and grandparents can view and order the pictures on line using the student's name and password.
- Photo prices - Prices are lower than competitors. Parents will be thrilled with more reasonable school photo prices.
- Commission - Each school has expressed that the commission received from Image Photography has generously
surpassed previous photography companies.
- Comprehensive service - No more having to deal with multiple photographers or companies.
- Personalized graphics - Extra effort is given to personalize graphics for your school district/teams using your logos, mascots, etc.
- Products - A wider variety of products are available to choose from such as tote bags, coozies, mugs, car flags, etc.
- Faculty/Staff badges - Faculty/staff photographs can be taken during in-service days and badges, if required, are printed so that the faculty/staff have them very near the first day of school.
- Yearbook fulfillment - A CD with all students' photos, appropriately cropped and sized, is provided for
yearbook use. The CD is compatible with all known yearbook software programs.
Questions and Answers
How will I know when portrait day is scheduled?
Image Photography makes every attempt to make sure you know about Portrait Day. We use all of the following
methods to advertise Portrait Day in your student's school. However, your school may not incorporate all of the
- Door/Hall posters
- Note sent home the week before Portrait Day
- Stickers for students to wear home the day before Portrait Day
- School marquee
- PA announcements/reminders
- Email distribution
- Global calling system
- Image Photography website posts a calendar with dates for all schools
What are tips for better portraits?
Choose solid colors. Covering the shoulders is recommended. Wear make up in usual fashion - perhaps slightly heavier. Young men should shave the morning of picture day as 5 o'clock shadows cannot be removed.
Week old haircuts appear more natural. Avoid new hair style experiments. Follow your school's dress/hair code to make sure your photo is allowed in the yearbook.
Will there be an opportunity for my student to groom?
Image Photography provides mirrors and a comb for every student. We also arrive prepared with wipes for
messy faces. Typically, there are adult volunteers to assist the younger children with grooming needs.
May I volunteer to assist on Portrait Day?
Parents and grandparents are always welcome to assist on Portrait Day. Volunteers are needed to assist in
workflow, schedule and helping smaller children groom. As a gesture of thanks for your time, Image
Photography will pay you in Image Photography bucks that can be used toward the purchase of school portraits.
Let the school secretary know or call Image Photography at 254-224-6462 if you are interested in volunteering.
How do I place an order for school portraits?
Fall and Spring portraits Ð these portraits are "post pay". A few days after the portraits are taken, proofs will be sent home with your student. You may place your order by returning the order form and payment to school by
the due date or your may order online. Complete instructions will be sent home with your student on Portrait
Class, Sports, Organization, and Event portraits Ð these portraits are "pre pay". An order form will be sent
home with your student several days before portrait day and the payment is due on portrait day. These portraits
are not available online.
What if I didn't send the order to the school on time?
We certainly understand that there are circumstances which cause orders to be delayed. In such a case, you
may mail your order directly to Image Photography and include a $5 late charge or you may order online. If
you mail your order, your portraits will be delivered to the school approximately 14 school days from the date
that the order is received by Image Photography. If you order online, you will receive your portraits 7 Ð 10
business days from the date that the order is placed online.
How do I place an order online?
To place an order online, go to www.imagephotos.net and click on the "Event Viewing" button. The events
are listed in reversed chronological order. Click on your school/event. For fall and spring portraits, you will
need your student's ID number. The ID number is often also called cafeteria number, computer number, library
number, etc. If your student does not know his/her ID number, please contact the school. Image Photography is
not at liberty to disclose student ID number. Online orders are shipped directly to you rather than delivered
through the school.
Please note that orders placed online require sales tax, shipping, and handling to be added to the portrait
How can I pay for portraits?
Personal checks and money orders are the preferred method of payment. Mastercard and VISA are also
accepted. While cash is certainly welcome, please keep in mind that it is less secure. Be sure to seal your order
envelope if paying with cash.
When can I expect my student's portraits to be delivered?
Orders placed through school - Pre pay portraits (class/sports/organizations/events) are delivered in 10 - 14 school days from the day the portraits are taken. Post pay portraits (fall/spring) are delivered in 10 - 14 school days from the date that the orders with payment are due.
Order placed online - Online orders are shipped directly to you from the lab and are typically received 7 - 10 business days from the date that the order is placed.
Can I make copies or scan my student's photo?
You may purchase an image along with the copyright which will allow you to reproduce the image in any way
you wish. In this case, you will receive the image on a CD or via email along with the copyright release.
Otherwise, professional photographs are copyright protected. Photocopying or scanning proofs or prints is a
form of theft and, thus, against the law. Please respect the effort and resources that are expended to take your
What if my student missed Portrait Day?
We don't want anyone to be left out of the yearbook so there will be one makeup day for fall portraits. On
Portrait Day, the photographer will leave "We Missed You" notes for those who were absent. On this note is the
date of the makeup day. The date is also published on the Image Photography calendar found on the home
page. The photographer will make every effort to locate each student that needs to be photographed on
makeup day but please assist in reminding your student's teacher.
Please note that there is a makeup day for Fall Portraits only.
May I have my student's portrait retaken?
No problem Ð just return the proof sheet/order form on the day of retake/makeup portraits and have your
student give it to the photographer. You will want to make sure to communicate to your student's teacher that
you wish for a retake. Otherwise, there is no way for the photographer to know to expect your student for a
retake portrait. The date of retake/makeup portraits for your student's school is published on the Image
Photography calendar found on the home page of the website.
What if I have a question about the portraits we received?
Please call Image Photography Monday Ð Friday (9am-4pm) at 254-224-6462 and we will certainly be happy to
answer your question or resolve any error. In order to assist you efficiently, questions regarding your order
and/or the portraits received should be made within 60 days of the date the portrait was taken.
May I place an order for more portraits?
You certainly may! You may either call Image Photography at 254-224-6462 or order them online.
Does the school benefit from my portrait purchase?
Absolutely! Image Photography is proud to help you support your school. A portion of every portrait purchase
made through your school goes directly back to your school district. Up to 40 percent of the sales of school
portraits is donated to your district.