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Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
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Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
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Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
Photography for a lifetime
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Lifetouch - Photography for a Lifetime

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  • 1. 1PHOTOGRAPHYFOR A LIFETIME
  • 2. 2 3For more than 75 years, Lifetouchhas been photography for a lifetime.Our work captures a moment andstands the test of time. As you lookinto the eyes of the students, families,and individuals we photograph, youglimpse the future.While our nationwide network ofproduction facilities produces milesof photographic prints every day, ourphotographers honor the individualspirit of every person preservedthrough our lens. In schoolhouses,studios, and churches across NorthAmerica, Lifetouch photographersprove their devotion to their craftwith every click of the shutter. Theyhave earned the trust of a nation.The following pages offer a brief lookinto our employee-owned company.I hope you will see, as I do, theoperational, technical, and artisticbeauty of Lifetouch.Sincerely,Paul HarmelChairman and CEO
  • 3. 4 5Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Lifetouch is the largestemployee-owned photography company in the world. The billion-dollarenterprise is organized around three primary business units.Built on the tradition of school “Picture Day,” Lifetouch National SchoolStudios captures smiling faces, preschool age through high schoolgraduation. Product lines include sports, events, and yearbooks.With studio locations in jcpenney and Target stores, the company’sretail presence is led by Lifetouch Portrait Studios. Award-winningphotographers explore the pinnacle of their craft in Flash DigitalPortraits and Cilento Photography studios.Churches and other communities trust Lifetouch Church Directories andPortraits to connect membership with family portraiture and printedand online pictorial directories.ABOUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 5
  • 4. 6 7The connection between the eye and heart is stronger than ever atLifetouch. Prized images are captured by portrait artists who have aneye for what is beautiful, what is exciting, what is memorable.Infants that draw you into their innocence; childhood, toothless,disheveled or primped; young people with dreams for tomorrow;families bonded by love; faces weathered by years – emotions capturedand shared. The results stand the test of time and are cherished fromone generation to another.The torchbearers of artistry at Lifetouch are the more than 20,000photographers in studios and on location across the United Statesand Canada. Their everyday work is supported by the LifetouchPhotographic Council and master photographers who provideongoing training, mentorship, and guidance.ARTISTRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 7
  • 5. 8 98 9“When you photograph, people especially,you do not photograph them by pushing abutton; you photograph them by what youfeel in your heart.”TONY CILENTOLifetouch Photographic Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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  • 7. 12 1312 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“Photography is not work, it’s pleasure.We discover other people and learnfrom them. Every human being has adifferent story.”JOSEPH AND LOUISE SIMONELifetouch Photographic Council
  • 8. 14 15Family Family14 15
  • 9. 16 1716 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“I look at the photographs of my babieswho are all grown now. You can’t believehow those photographs make me feel.If I can feel that way, shouldn’t you?”CHRISTOPHER DER MANUELIANLifetouch Photographic Council
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  • 12. 22 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 23“A picture is of somebody, but a portraitis about somebody. If I want to createa portrait, I need to get deeper – thereneeds to be a connection.”ARTHUR RAINVILLELifetouch Photographic Council
  • 13. 24 25In its 75 year history, Lifetouch has learned that standard professionalcameras are, oftentimes, not up to the challenges of volume photography.Each year, Lifetouch makes significant investments to modify, update, orbuild cameras that meet the company’s exacting specifications.Recently, the Smithsonian Institution recognized the importance ofLifetouch-built cameras and accepted into its permanent collections theMicro-Z and TruView camera systems. These systems captured millions ofsmiling faces over their combined 40-year history.Currently, Lifetouch is investing in its next generation camera system.Deployed in schools across the United States, this camera is offeringcustomers previously unimagined product variety from a single image.TECHNOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 25
  • 14. 26 27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“This history of Lifetouch innovation is imbuedin the current generation of Lifetouch cameras.This patented technology has the potential torevolutionize our industry, much like the Micro-Zand TruView cameras before it.”PAUL HARMELChairman and CEO26 27
  • 15. 28 29With studio locations in all 50 states and Canada, Lifetouch has thereach to support photography in every metropolis, suburb, city, andtown. Photography labs and production facilities are strategicallylocated to maximize coverage and minimize shipping time.OPERATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Studio Locations• 738 portrait studios across the United States and CanadaPhotography Labs• Charlotte, North Carolina• Chattanooga, Tennessee• Chesapeake, Virginia• Chico, California• Galion, Ohio• Minneapolis, Minnesota• Muncie, Indiana• Reno, Nevada• Winnipeg, ManitobaPrint/Production Facilities• Galion, Ohio• Kansas City, Missouri• Loves Park, IllinoisGuest Service• Eden Prairie, Minnesota• Galion, Ohio• Muncie, Indiana• Winnipeg, Manitoba28 29
  • 16. 30 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .“The employee owners of Lifetouch arewhat make this company special. Day inand day out they create heirlooms thatwill be shared with generations.”PAUL HARMELChairman and CEO30 31
  • 17. 32 33GIVES BACKLIFETOUCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .For decades, Lifetouch has given generous support to families andchildren locally, nationally, and internationally. Employee owners give oftheir time in support of countless local causes across North America.Employee volunteers embark on Lifetouch Memory Missions to locationsdomestically and internationally, constructing homes and schools andproviding photographic gifts. Traveling to Kosovo, Haiti, Appalachia, theGulf Coast, and the Southwest, these volunteers bring a sense of hopeand give individuals and families, what is often, a first-ever portrait.Giving back is part of the Lifetouch culture.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 33
  • 18. 34 35In partnership with the National Center for Missing and ExploitedChildren and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Lifetouchprovides complimentary SmileSafe Kids and Pictures2Protect childsafety identification cards. More than 20 million cards are producedannually, giving parents and law enforcement access to a high-qualityLifetouch portrait in the event a child goes missing.SMILESAFE KIDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 35
  • 19. 36Photography Lifetouch Photographers | Writing and Design Corporate Communications | Printing Lifetouch Services Inc.lifetouch.com

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