To fulfill our mission, Lifetouch is organized by three primary business unitsLifetouch National School Studios – our largest business unit with photography operations in schools as well as senior portrait, sports, events, and yearbooks.Lifetouch Portrait Studios – our studio presence with studios in jcpenney and Target stores, and stand-also Flash Digial Portraits and Cilento Photography studios.Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits – our pictorial directory business for churches and other communities
At the heart of our business are the photographers whose everyday work is cherished by individuals and familiesPhotography education and training is supported by master photographers on staff at Lifetouch and inspired by our Lifetouch Photographic Council, a team of internationally recognized photographersNOTE – the following slides are a slideshow that will automatically advance every 4 seconds; the final image in the slide show is of a bride, click to advance to technology
Recognizing that standard professional cameras are, oftentimes, not up to the challenge of volume photography, Lifetouch invests in creating its own cameras, built to the company’s specificationsRecently, the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution, accepted into its permanent collections two Lifetouch camera systemsThe Smithsonian noted that Lifetouch has cultural significance because it tells the story of the American family
The next generation Lifetouch camera, deployed in schools as X1, allows unprecedented variety from a single image
The reach of Lifetouch covers all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico
Lifetouch has a tradition of giving backLocal teams support causes in their communitiesAs an organization, we support Lifetouch Memory MissionsEmployees have traveled to Kosovo, Haiti, Appalachia, the Gulf Coast, and the Southwest to complete needed building projects and provide gifts of family portraitureIn northern Haiti, Lifetouch employees have built 10 schools
Experts say that the most important tool in the recovery of a missing child is a current portraitEach year, Lifetouch provides more than 20 million child safety ID cards to parentsIn the event a child goes missing, Lifetouch, with authorization from parents and law enforcement, can provide a current portrait, often within 15 minutesTo date, the NCMEC has credited Lifetouch portraits in the recovery of children in 18 states
This year Lifetouch celebrated its 75th anniversaryClose and thank you
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ABOUTA $1 billion photographicenterprise, Lifetouch isorganized around threebusiness units. • Lifetouch National School Studios • Lifetouch Portrait Studios • Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits
ARTISTRYThe torchbearers ofartistry at Lifetouch arethe more than 20,000photographers in studiosand on location.Their work is supportedby the LifetouchPhotographic Counciland masterphotographers.
TECHNOLOGYLifetouch-built cameras havecaptured millions of smiles inthe company’s75 year history.Recently, the SmithsonianInstitution accepted into itspermanent collections twoLifetouch cameras.
Lifetouch is investing inits next generationcamera system, offeringcustomers unimaginedproduct variety from asingle image.
OPERATIONSWith studio locations in all 50states and Canada, Lifetouchhas the reach to supportphotography in everymetropolis, suburb, city, andtown. • 1,200 Studio locations • 9 Photography labs • 3 Print/production facilities • 4 Guest service call centers
LIFETOUCHGIVES BACKGiving back is part of theLifetouch culture.Employee volunteers embark onLifetouch Memory Missions tolocations domestically andinternationally, constructinghomes and schools andproviding photographic gifts.
SMILESAFE KIDSLifetouch partners with theNational Center for Missing andExploited Children and theCanadian Centre for ChildProtection to produce anddistribute more than 20 millionchild safety identification cards
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