When I was growing up I never really liked school picture day. Back then, it was all rushed and was missing the care that I felt kids deserved. So I decided that if I was going to be on the other side of the camera taking the photos, I would make it an experience that kids look forward to and enjoy! In order to make that happen, I work side by side with my comedy sidekick (aka my husband) and we work on getting the laughs (and the occasional eye roll, which we love too).
Rather than the usual "sit, smile, click, and done" in under 30 seconds, we take a little longer with each student to connect with them, have a few laughs so their smiles look a little more natural, and create a positive association with school picture day.
We love working with smaller schools so that we can keep the experience more personal. If this sounds like the right fit for your school, let's chat. We look forward to serving you in the near future!
"It's clear that Ora takes pride in her work by making sure everything is perfect to produce the best shots. Her patience and flexibility were key in a school setting."
"Ora Scott has beautifully photographed our most special Haleakala Waldorf School community events for over a decade. Her photographs are stunning. The warmth and richness of the moments she captures always comes through in her work. For the past several years Ora has been our student portrait photographer. She and Michael are lighthearted and fun with the students to help them bring out their best smiles for their school portraits. Ora is highly professional and always goes above and beyond with her work. Mahalo Ora for sharing your talents with us!"
-Carrie F. (Haleakala Waldorf School Community Development Director)
"Ora is an amazing photographer. She has been the school photographer at my daughter's school for years and always does such an amazing job with the kids' school pics every year. Not only is Ora a gifted photographer, but she also knows how to work well with kids and teens to capture just the right pose which is no easy task. My daughter's school photos this year were all so great that it was difficult to choose a favorite. I have also had Ora take photos for a family photoshoot, and they were fantastic too. Highly recommend Ora for any photography job!"
-Brynne H. (Haleakala Waldorf School Parent - 9th grade student)
"We are really lucky to have a photographer who makes the [school picture day] experience so personalized and fun. Mahealani loved all her images!"
-Pua E. (Haleakala Waldorf School Parent - 8th and 10th grade students)
"Ora is a super sweet photographer, who not only makes pictures but also asks you how you’re doing and what you like to do outside of school! She made a lot of pictures of me, and made sure I was comfortable! Ora gives a lot of personal attention and is not satisfied until you’re happy with the pictures!
Thank you Ora for the pretty pictures, these are the first school pictures I really love!"
-Mirre (Haleakala Waldorf High School Exchange Student - 10th Grade)
"It was very easy working with Ora Scott Photography and her team. They were super nice and they made me feel comfortable even though getting my picture taken isn't my favorite thing."
-Kaela (Haleakala Waldorf High School Student - 12th Grade)
"My daughters school pictures were all amazing. Actually the pics of all her classmates turned out amazing too! Even the class picture was really cute. Hard to do with twenty 7th graders. 100% recommend Ora Scott Photography. She put my daughter (and her classmates) at ease and it shows in the beautiful photos."
-Crystal (Haleakala Waldorf School Parent - 7th Grade Student)