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Creativity, Love and School Pictures

Creativity, Love and School Pictures

The school picture business takes us from coast to coast and we meet thousands of people in the process. To say we’ve met creative people in our 85 years of business would be an understatement, and to say we’ve met principals and teachers who love their kids would be an even bigger one. When those...

Last Chance For Inter-State Studio Contests

A version of this post first appeared on the MSTA website in February. Teachers are some of the most important people in the world. They are charged with shaping the young minds of the world, while sometimes serving as a parent-figure, and often must foot the bill for many of their own classroom supplies. If...

Last Chance For Inter-State Studio Contests
Still Time to Plan for Christmas!

Still Time to Plan for Christmas!

   

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

I know I can’t be the only parent that struggles with gift giving year after year. I spend way too much time scouring the internet trying to find holiday gift ideas and usually end up more confused than when I started. But not this year. This year I have the perfect solution. What do the...

Unique Holiday Gift Ideas
World Smile Day

World Smile Day

Last Friday, October 5th was World Smile Day. According to worldsmileday.com, the idea for this day came from Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. He created the smiley face in 1963, but later became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol. He felt its original meaning and intent had become lost in its...

Making Memories Matters

Making memories matters. It’s not just a theme for fall picture season; our team at Inter-State wholeheartedly believes it. We understand the importance of capturing these moments in time, as our children are growing up. It is the core of what we do, to help these memories last a lifetime. Each year I compare my...

Making Memories Matters
Smile of the Year 2018

Smile of the Year 2018

Another school year has started, which means it’s time to kick off another Smile of the Year contest! We’re excited to  start another great year where our Grand Prize winner will take home a $1,000 college scholarship. We see millions of wonderful smiles every year, and we want to see as many of them entered...

A New Adventure

Back to school…. This can mean many things for kids and parents alike…Excitement, anxiety, fear, joy, reprieve (like break out the mimosas, I don’t have to listen to them fight all day!), and much more.  I know in my household the kids and I had mixed feelings of excitement for the new, but anxiety for...

A New Adventure
Floating Heads

Floating Heads

Fall means so many things to people. Back-to-school, cooler weather, football, bonfires, and for us…floating heads. Our new friend Laurel Hutsell and her son Carter learned about that last one recently on school picture day much to their delight.    We use green screen technology for a variety of exciting new programs, including Image Direct...

National Camera Day

What is the best camera these days – Sony A7iii, Nikon D850 or the Canon 5D Mark IV?  These are all great cameras, but for most of us, the best camera is the one we have with us.  More than likely, most aren’t hauling around a DSLR at all times, but most of us will...

National Camera Day