As hard as it is to believe, your senior year is right around the corner. That means it is time to think about senior pictures. Prestige Portraits, formerly known as Woodard Photographic (1.800.589.6411) is our contract photographer, so you must have your senior yearbook picture taken at their studio. The studio contact information is listed below. If you take the “Yearbook Only” option, it takes about 10 minutes and there is no cost to you. However, they are excellent photographers and offer a variety of packages to meet your senior picture needs.
NDA has set guidelines for your senior picture. Specifically, your picture must be taken by Oct. 31, 2018. Because Prestige takes care of many schools and gets very busy by late summer, I strongly suggest you schedule your appointment as soon as possible. For your yearbook photo, your shirt or sweater must be white. Any color in your shirt means your photo will be rejected by the school. Also, your top must have a crew neckline, which is a rounded collar at the base of your neck. No turtlenecks, no collars, no hoodies, no zippers, no teardrop type slits, no shirt over a tank top. Your top should be solid, so it should not be lace, open weave, or distressed. Nothing should be visible beneath the shirt. Please keep in mind a sweater will have a more classic look than a t-shirt. Jewelry should not stand out in any way; earrings and necklace pendants should be no bigger than the size of a dime. Prestige will forward the all senior photos to me in the fall, and the school administrators and I will review the pictures.
Please note that we reserve the right to correct or reject any picture based on its own merits and adherence to the stated guidelines. Failure to meet these guidelines may result in the student not having her picture in the yearbook and senior composite photo. For your convenience, these guidelines are also posted on the NDA website at www.nda.org.
It is the expectation of the school that you understand it is your responsibility alone to meet these guidelines. It is not Prestige’s responsibility, although they are aware of the guidelines. If a photographer tells you a shirt does not meet the guidelines, please select another sweater better suited to our guidelines. They do have shirts at the studio, if needed.
Mrs. Julie Sells (firstname.lastname@example.org) Journalism Department Chair