Sportography/Lifetouch is a well-run company with products to be proud of. The job training is thorough (as it should be), communication from management is done well, enough flexibility is allowed to make the customers happy, and each day is challenging and fun.
A challenging environment where the children are boss
Photography (Current Employee), Berea, Ohio – August 16, 2014
Pros: compensation of overnight stays
Cons: not very stable
A typical day of work consists of setting up lighting equipment, setting our cameras up, and taking portraits of children in their sports uniforms. My co-workers are a blast to work with. The hardest part – more... of the job is the constant standing up and squatting between filling out the paperwork and taking the childs photo. It's challenging to get them to pay attention long enough to capture a smile their parent's who are always standing right behind you, are looking for. – less
Great company to work for if you like kids and travel
Professional Photographer (Current Employee), Allentown, PA – December 10, 2013
Pros: living wages, paid training, travel reimbursement
Cons: seasonal work, some lengthy travel
A regular day is a 4-6 hour day setting up area for queuing teams to photographers area and registration area. You photograph children's and high school sports teams as how you were trained before you become a Field Photographer. Travel is necessary, have a decent vehicle.
Admin (Current Employee), Brookfield, CT – January 24, 2013
Pros: raises every year, gas compensation, co-workers, outdoors when it's warm
Cons: seasonal work, once winter season hits there's very little work
It's a great company to work for. The job is basically seasonal between fall and spring but you're guaranteed a lot of work as long as you keep your availability open. You get a raise just about every – more... season or every year, when it's nice during fall/spring you get to be outside. Must be trained to shoot indoor but anyone can be an admin. The people who work for the company are really nice and a lot of fun to work with. You're compensated for gas/tolls/hotels.
Hardest part of the job is just getting the hang of it but once you understand what you're doing and can answer the questions parents have, it's pretty easy. – less
Photographer (Current Employee), Trenton, NJ – January 3, 2013
Typical day at work will be outside with over 900 kids or no less then 30 kids. I have learned to cope with kids and their parents and to also manage the front desk with overlapping parents with lots of – more... questions. All co-workers are professionally trained. The hardest part of the job might just be the cold if it is a early morning shoot. The most enjoyable part of the job working with the kids and seeing how fast the time goes by while your working. – less