Providing an fun & meaningful. custom School Photo experience through timeless school photos for families, schools and Homeschool co-ops.

Are you ready for this??

I take pride in creating a fun and easy experience where kids can feel relaxed and comfortable.

No forced smiles or stiff zombie-like expressions. I will get on your kids level, ask them what their favorite animal or TV show is and give them things to do and capture who they are right then and there. The images you will get to choose from are ones that will last for years to come with NO cheesy backgrounds or the same waterfall greenery set up that is still in being use from when you were in school. 

Who Your Kid Really Is

A laid back, kid focused, individual experience. I spend time with each child asking them fun questions so they feel comfortable and at ease. I intentionally capture the essence of your child in their yearly milestone of school. I also make it easy to choose images and order prints online, just like the big box studios.

Personal  &  Professional

Where the Photos take place?

When can I schedule a Photo day?

Good News, they can be scheduled ANYTIME! Typically school or home school groups plan photo days in the Fall and Spring. However, I have extra time during the winter and early spring months for school portraits. 

What should My Kids wear?

Whatever is comfortable for them! I leave this up to you and your kiddo. Since my backgrounds are neutral, (typically black or white)they fit with anything your kiddo wants to wear! 

How do We choose Our

Each family will recieve their own personal gallery to choose images from. After that I will deliver those images to you just like you would get them from a big studio! You can also purchase the digital image!!

How much does this cost?

You only pay for the photos that you want! So this costs the school and families nothing to have done. When parents receive their gallery they pay for the image and prints of their choosing.

How do I book School Photos with You Emily?

I am so glad you asked! You can e-mail me directly at or via the Contact page.

All I need is a large window with space in front of it, or an overhang outdoors. Easy peasy! I bring a portable set up and have the kids come one by one! I schedule a time to come in, or come early on shoot day to  scout the best spot!

F A Q's

Hi! I'm Emily!!

Welcome! I am so glad you are here!
I'm Emily Traynor the artist and owner here at Emily Louise Photography. 

I'm a Midwest original photographing the legacy of families for almost a decade. I believe you deserve timeless images that genuinely document your family. Let's capture your unseen connections and turn them into tangible art you will cherish for a lifetime.


Turning your unseen connections into tangible memories.