"Be the leading school in your catchment Area"

Become the Leading School everyone is jealous of

What happens when your School does not make the right impression? Do you worry that your School is not "connecting"the way you want it to? Perhaps you are looking for a way for your School to speak for itself - This is Branding and we can help you!

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHY - West Midlands Based Specialist for Schools  

Our Philosophy

When it comes to engaging with all of the stakeholders important to your school, whether they’re parents, staff, governors, pupils or Ofsted, nothing builds the right impression better than our school photography.

Experienced in working with a wide range of schools across the country, Essay Photography provides highly creative, dynamic and bespoke school photography; covering every type of scenario you can imagine within a school.


 For example, our market leading and unique storyboards have made tremendous strides in improving the appearance, image and reputation of the schools we’ve served.

Naturally, people often judge a school by its appearance, so having great photography is a fantastic impression builder and a valuable way to engage parents with what their children do at school. Developing a strong brand identity through photography and marketing techniques is not only essential for attracting pupils and parents, it encourages engagement with Ofsted too.

Ofsted  judges a school from its Website as a first port of call. We produce beautiful captivating images to help you in providing that first impression. For all your  marketing materials and social Medial and Printed Prospectus' we have the solution. We want to help you create the right impression every step of the way.

We help you  to engage with parents and other important connections. We have assisted many schools on their path  to becoming an excellent school. We deliver the type of high quality photography that is integral to achieving positive results.

Having primarily grown through our reputation and word of mouth referrals, let Essay School Photography demonstrate how they can establish the best possible brand for your school.

Virtual Tour of your School

We offer the opportunity to show 'A Day in the life of your School' through a website hosted video, which is a valuable asset to engage parents in their choice of School for their child. With recent Covid Restrictions we have filmed many schools for this purpose and here are a few examples of these:

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School - Virtual Tour

Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Primary School - Virtual Tour

St. Marys Catholic Primary School - Virtual Tour

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School - Virtual Tour 

Please feel free to call or email us for further information on how we can help you with this affordable solution.


Story Board School Photography

To illustrate the heart and soul of a school we offer bespoke Acrylic framed artwork which shows your school of with School Logo and Mission statements for your school. Schools that have adopted this philosophy of Storyboards in their school have found it to be a great asset to the school particularly with parents and pupils. Also with important visitors they are impressed by the story you tell. Kind comments have been made so frequently by these individuals. Storyboards help to differentiate your school from its peers in your area or cluster group.


see our article: https://essayphotography.co.uk/storyboard/ for further details


School Photography - Individual Portraits

We offer School Photography with a comprehensive service for the traditional school portraits and encompass modern photography techniques and Green screen. This means you will have lots of choice for backgrounds, so parents have choices when picking their images. We offer mixing of siblings within the packs too making the choices both affordable and flexible too. Digital files are also available and for one low fee a family only pays for one image and the other sibling downloads come free – this is Unique to Essay Photography.

School Photography - Class Groups

We Photograph our classes in both Traditional Bench style shoots and Modern Panoramic choices, this is the school and parents choice. We cater for all tastes and parents/School’s wishes, different enlargement sizes are available for purchase

School Photography West Midlands

Our Philosophy

We value and work on our relationship with schools. The rewards of loyalty between school and photographer  ensure that many happy schools stay with us for many years. You will have the same photographer year on year.

We are a local family firm and believe in sourcing local products for our photography and Print, I believe in supporting local business and not large corporate companies with shareholders.

We can listen to Schools price packages with our schools and really bespoke the service to suit the needs of the school.

To sum up we are a Small but 12 year old Limited Company, a family business that cares about its school Photography and its schools

TAGS: School Photographer | School Photography | Professional School Photography | Academy School Photographer





Overall Rating:

5/ 5

I can highly recommend Sean’s work as a Photographer, who my wife and I booked for our own wedding recently. Alongside his friendly & approachable manner, he delivered outstanding photos of our big day and made the whole process run so smoothly.

Sean is incredibly easy to get along with and clearly has a keen eye for both ‘imaginative’ and ‘creative’ photo’s, which were reflected in some exceptional, natural looking shots.

I have already recommended Sean to friends & colleagues, and will continue to do so without hesitation.

Kieran McDaid

Manager & Senior Consultant – Bioinformatics & Genomics

Having used several experienced photographers in the past,Sean stands head and shoulders above the rest- a true pleasure to work with and someone who produces outstanding results every time"

Cat Marshall - Director

Seriously Connected

“I am extremely impressed with the images and the impact the Storyboards have made throughout the School and how the spirit and life of the School has been truly been captured"

Bart O'Shea

Head Teacher

Contact Us

Please feel free to reach out to us to see how we can help you

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 call us on M:07974 356546