School + Kindergarten

I offer school photography and kindergarten photography for children in the Wellington region for the past decade and have developed a style that I believe fits in well with how the education system has evolved over the years.  Gone are the days of rowed seating and hands on knees with absent children and eyes shut.  You’ll never find a forced smile or a cloud background in my work.  

I’m heavily involved with my own local schools, current acting Chair of the Board and often volunteer to help out and cover photography at special events in the community.  It’s fair to say I just love working with children!  

My school class photographs are taken in an outdoor or indoor setting.  For indoor, the children are photographed in small groups and the files are digitally put together so it looks like they were taken at the same time.  This is ideal for children who are away on their rostered photography times and also for children with diverse learning needs.  I pride myself on getting a very high strike rate of attendance for photos.  Outdoor photographs are taken as ‘one shot’ and the children are set up with natural poses. Each child is also photographed individually as a head/shoulder and also a close up head shot.  I welcome sibling sittings too – a real favourite amongst parents.

The ordering process is simple – parents are sent a link to their child’s password protected album.  They can either order digital or hard copy prints through the website or by returning the printed form.  My prices are very affordable, starting from $10 per printed photo and I offer very good discounts for digital package orders.  Class/group photos are $14.

We can also include photographs for staff (both group and individual), and also sport groups. Talk to us about covering your special school event too!

If I’ve photographed your school or kindergarten recently, you’ll soon be sent a link to view the proofs.

Class photo examples shown below low resolution for privacy. View the gallery page for individual/sibling examples.



Lisa is super professional and amazing with the kids. She is well organised and knows how to quickly capture everyone. The photos she produces are beautiful and we look forward to getting her back every year. Highly recommended!” Rachel, Jack and Jill Earning Learning Centre.

We have had Lisa do our centre photos the last two years, she has been great accommodating all our tamariki, even the camera shy ones. We have had positive feedback from our families they love the style, the props, and the way the class photos are put together. Lisa knows how to capture the children’s smiles, getting down to their level and even showing the children on her camera their photos. We will be looking forward to this year’s photos”. Liz centre Manager Lollipops Waiwhetu.

I really enjoy how Lisa captures the children in her images, her calm, happy nature ensures they feel safe and relaxed. I have loved the last 2 years class photos and self portraits of my son, and getting to work alongside him I have those memories captured in the photos, even the photos of me with him are something to treasure. She engaged with my son, letting him bring a comfort toy to capture his cheeky smile, and relaxed him. Thanks so much Lisa for your amazing work”.  Liz (Parent)

Sample of feedback from one school:

  • We have 3 children. These are the best school photos I have seen in 15 years.
  • Hi Lisa, We love the photos, thank you for the perseverance you have when photographing sometimes uncooperative children. We are looking forward to sharing these precious shots with our family.
  • I would like to say we absolutely loved the photos you took of our children individually and their sibling photos. Soooo gorgeous! I am so glad the school chose to have your photography. Even special you took shots of them in their last year together ever in school as they are off to different Colleges starting next year. 
  • My children loved your photo session! Thank you for taking such cool pics! 
  • We are so very impressed by the photos Lisa, as are all the parents we know. Well done on making school pics more natural and less wooden!! So impressed!!!
  • I love the class photos- get to see all the children’s personalities. 
  • Thanks so much Lisa. We have never had professional photos taken, so you had my husband and I in tears with these beautiful shots. These two rascals love each other so much and the photos show that. 
  • Just wanted to drop you a note to say these are absolutely fantastic, and the best classroom photos I have ever seen, and one of the best of Lily individually also..   (I am an amateur photographer so have some idea on what makes a good photo – and appreciate the skill involved in the pics you have taken/supplied)
  • Oh they are stunning!!! Thank you so much you’re so talented!

 Lisa Preston Photography ~ 555 Moores Valley Rd, Wainuiomata, Wellington Portrait, Newborn, Children, Family, School, Kindergarten, Corporate & Wedding Photographer